Lincoln East Football Player Critically Injured

A Lincoln East High School football player remains hospitalized in critical condition. 17 year old Brady Beran suffered a head injury in Friday's Lincoln East, Lincoln Southeast football game.

Medical officials say he has responded to some physical cues, but doctors plan to keep him comatose for a while to prevent stress on the brain. Meanwhile, debate continues to swirl about the lack of ambulances at high school football games in Lincoln.

Lincoln East junior Brady Berans was carried off the sidelines following a head injury in the third quarter. After the game, coaches from both sides of the field expressed their disappointment that an ambulance wasn't at the contest. That's because two years ago, Lincoln Public Schools cut the funding that paid to hire Lincoln Fire and Rescue to attend the games. And with the budget still tight, they say their hands are tied.

Brady is described as an all around good kid by friends and family. And on the field at Lincoln East, the thoughts are much the same. Brady's family is thanking everyone for their thoughts and prayers.