Norton football player Matt McGlone has brain surgery - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

High School football player side-lined after life saving surgery

NORTON, OH (WOIO) -

A Norton High School football player is recovering from emergency brain surgery. Matt McGlone was the captain of the team and won all-state receiver last year.

Matt's world took a sharp turn a few weeks ago when he experienced throwing up, blurry vision and headaches. His first few CT scans and images alerted doctors that something was wrong. He and his family were first told it was an aneurysm or a brain tumor. After an angio CT Scan, the doctors confirm he had an aneurysm. He came to the Cleveland Clinic and underwent brain surgery with Dr. Mark Bain.  Early awareness and treatment likely saved him from more serious disability, and even death.

In honor of his surgery, his class mates all wore his jersey Monday at school and the first home game the previous week, all the players wrote #7 on their helmets.

Since the surgery went so well, Matt was able to walk through the tunnel and onto the field with his team mates Friday evening!  

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