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Scotlandville football player said he saw God after serious neck injury

7 years 9 months 3 weeks ago Sunday, May 08 2016 May 8, 2016 May 08, 2016 3:47 PM May 08, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Kevin Dupuy

BATON ROUGE – A Scotlandville High School football player who was seriously hurt during a practice Wednesday says he is blessed and doing well.

Scotlandville junior Marcus Thomas had to get rushed to a local hospital Wednesday of last week for what was then described as a "serious" neck injury. He was later transferred to an ICU.

From the hospital Saturday, Thomas posted multiple videos on his Twitter account to explain what had happened and to tell friends that he was doing well. Thomas later set his Twitter account to private.

In the videos, Thomas said he heard his neck snap when he was trying to make a tackle during practice. He said that he fell to the ground and was not able to feel his legs, arms or his feet. Thomas also said that he had went into a coma at the hospital and saw God.

Thomas said God gave him a second chance at life.

“Then I woke back up,” Thomas said. “No more pain. I still had the tube down my throat but no more pain. No more neck injury.”

Members of Thomas’ family were at the hospital that Wednesday night along with his football coaching staff. One coach told WBRZ News 2’s Brett Buffington that Thomas was able to talk to rescuers who were working on him at the school after he suffered the injury.

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