Hereford teen dies in hospital after discus injury

Source: Hereford Heritage Funeral Home
Source: Hereford Heritage Funeral Home
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Updated: 3/19/2013 7:54 pm

A funeral is scheduled Wednesday for a Panhandle high school freshman athlete who died nine days after a flying discus hit him in the hip.

A statement issued Monday by the Hereford Independent School District says 15-year-old Joshua Ramirez died Sunday afternoon at Hereford Regional Medical Center.

Officials say Ramirez was stretching for an event in Plainview on March 8 when the discus hit him. A district athletic trainer advised him to treat it with ice and report any worsening.

The boy's uncle says Ramirez went to the hospital for a follow up exam March 10 and reported that his pain was worsening.

He was admitted into an intensive care unit and died Sunday afternoon.

The incident is being investigated.

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