Perryton football player recovering from head injury

Perryton football player recovering from head injury

Perryton, TX - A Perryton High School football player is sent to the hospital after suffering a severe head injury Thursday night during a game.

Before halftime at the JV Perryton vs. Bushland game, Chris Leanos suffered a head injury and collapsed on the field. He got up and walked off the field, but collapsed again on the sideline.

Leanos was rushed to the hospital and had brain surgery Friday night and remained in an induced coma.

Both Perryton and Bushland school districts are rallying together to help pay for Chris's medical expenses. Bushland set up a "Love Fund", anyone who would like to donate can do so at any Bushland School offices. A medical fund has also been set up at Perryton National Bank.

Family members of Chris say he is awake and responding.