FITCHBURG (CBS) – A Fitchburg High School senior is expected to make a full recovery after breaking his neck during a football game.

Trey Mahone, a cornerback, broke his C1 vertebrae during the first quarter of Friday night’s game at Crocker Field.

He was trying to make a play on defense when he got hit in the head from another back.

“He definitely has a clean break, but he doesn’t need surgery,” Coach Dan Walker told the Fitchburg Sentinel. “He’s going to make a full recovery.”

Mahone posted an update on Twitter Saturday thanking everyone for support.

Mahone will reportedly need to wear a neck brace for several months.

His family released a photo of Trey sitting up in his bed, giving a thumbs up at UMass Memorial Medical Center over the weekend.

“My son is doing fine. We are so thankful and grateful that he’s going to make it through this. This is a miracle.” Trey’s father Pat Mahone told WBZ-TV.


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