Georgia teen spoke different language after soccer concussion

Georgia teen spoke different language after soccer concussion


METRO TEENAGER IS STRUGGLING FROM A A CONCUSSION. VIDEO OF THE INCIDENT AND TONY WHY HIS PARENTS WANT TO WARN EVERYONE ABOUT THE DANGERS OF CONCUSSIONS. Reporter: THIS WAS THE BROOK WOOD HIGH STUDENT’S THIRD CONCUSSION PLAYING SOCCER HE SAYS THE SPORT ISIS PASSION HE WANTS TO PLAY PROFESSIONALLY BUT EVERYTHING’S UNCLEAR RIGHT NOW HE CAN’T GO TO SCHOOL HIS FAMILY IS STRUGGLING AND THEY DON’T KNOW WHAT THE TOTAL IMPACT IS. WHAT DO YOU REMEMBER ABOUT THAT GAME. NOT REALLY ANYTHING. Reporter: THIS IS THE COLLISION LATE LAST MONTH THAT HAS TURNED RUBEN’S LIFE UPSIDE DOWN. EVERY PLAYING GOALIE FOR AN ELITE GWINNETT COUNTY BASED NATIONAL TEAM WHEN HE DOVE FOR THE BALL. ANOTHER PLAYER KICKED HIM IN THE HEAD. RUBEN’S COACH SAID THE TEENAGER STOPPED BREATHING SEVERAL TIMES. I WAS IN SHOCK AND PANIC RIGHT. AND THEN HE WOULD COME BACK HE START THROWING UP. IT WAS A SEQUENCE OF THINGS THAT I’VE NEVER SEEN REALLY IT WAS BAD. YOU THOUGHT YOU MIGHT LOSE HIM. I THOUGHT I MIGHT LOSE HIM. Reporter: RUBEN WAS AIRLIFTED TO ATLANTA MEDICAL WHERE HE SPENT SEVERAL DAYS IN A COMA. OUR LIFE HAS CHANGED THROUGH THIS PROCESS. Reporter: WHEN HE DID WAKE UP HIS PARENTS SAY HE SPOKE ONLY IN SPANISH AT FIRST A LANKY HAD NEVER SPOKEN FLUENTLY BEFORE. FOR NOW RUBEN STAYS AT HOME TWIRLING A BALL AND WATCHING GAMES ON TV. SOMETIMES I DAZE OUT SOMETIMES LIKE I FEEL LIKE I’M NOT THERE, BUT I AM. Reporter: HE HOPES ONE DAY TO BE BACK ON THE PITCH HIMSELF WHEN HE DOES RETURN HIS COACH WANTS HIM AND EVERY OTHER GOALIE TO WEAR A HELMET. EVERYBODY IS WAITING FOR THE BIG THING HAPPEN BEFORE YOU START WEARING A MASK SHOULD TRY TO PREVENT IT FROM HAPPENING EARLIER. Reporter: AS FOR THAT SPANISH SPEAKING HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS SAY FOR THE FIRST FEW DAYS AFTER HE CAME OUT OF A COMA HE COULDN’T SPEAK A LICK OF ENGLISH. IT WAS ONLY SPANISH. THEY SAY HIS FLUENCY NOW IS KIND OF FADING AWAY BUT STILL TALKS AT QUITE A BIT. THE FAMILY SAYS THEIR MEDICAL BILLS SO FAR AT LEAST $200,000 FRIENDS HAVE SET UP A GO FUND HE SITE TRYING TO RAISE SOME MONEY. YOU CAN HAVE A LINK TO THAT ON

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