According to reports, a Philadelphia school district, the district's superintendent and a former coach are facing a federal lawsuit for injuries a female soccer player suffered during her involvement in a school soccer game on Aug. 20, 2012. In the claim filed on Aug. 20 of this year, the girl's Upper Uwchlan parents state that because of the injury, their daughter has suffered physically and academically, having missed 80 days of school.
The lawsuit states that the student's injury occurred as she was competing in a school soccer scrimmage and collided with an opposing team player. She claimed to have felt her neck snapping upon impact. She also said that the coach decided to have her stay in the game despite the opposing coach's insistence that she should be removed from the game and examined for a concussion. Two days after the incident, a doctor diagnosed the girl as suffering from a traumatic brain injury.