Johnson City teen in critical condition after hit in football game

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) -- A high school football player is in critical condition on life support as a result of a head injury in a football game Friday night.

Tucker Montgomery, a senior who plays for Tri-Cities Christian and attends University School, was hurt when he caught the ball, turned upfield and got hit in a helmet-to-helmet collision, according to WJHL-TV.

Witnesses said his head hit the ground, he got up and walked three steps and then went limp. One witness described it as a clean hit that didn't appear life-threatening at the time.

Doctors said it could be up to a year before they know what faculties he will recover.