Teen seriously injured in high school rugby game

DON PEAT and KEVIN CONNOR, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:09 PM ET

TORONTO - A 16-year-old Toronto high school student was rushed to hospital without vital signs after collapsing on the field during a rugby game, Toronto Police said.

Const. Tony Vella said a boy was on the field around 4 p.m. Thursday at Pope John Paul II Catholic Secondary School when he was hit by an object and collapsed immediately.

Vella said the boy had no vital signs when he was taken to Sunnybrook Hospital from the Military Trail school in Scarborough.

Toronto Catholic District School Board officials confirmed a rugby game was being played Thursday afternoon at the Military Trail school against students from Marshall McLuhan Catholic Secondary School.

A student from the Avenue Rd. school's team was taken to hospital, TCDSB spokesman Mary Jo Deighan said.

She said she had reports that medics were able to get a pulse, but the boy's condition was unknown.

"I can confirm there was an injury and it appears to be serious," Deighan said.

Toronto EMS officials confirmed they transported a patient with "serious injuries" from the school.

"It's serious but (the patient) has been transported," said EMS spokesman Kim McKinnon.


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