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15-year-old Cyril cheerleader hospitalized after goalpost falls on her head

October 14, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

A 15-year-old cheerleader is in the hospital after a goalpost fell on her head Monday in Cyril.

Monday started out as a normal cheer practice for 15-year-old Jenessa Thompson. “We got the idea, let’s go to the goalpost and take some pictures,” Skylie Thompson, a fellow Cyril cheerleader and Jenessa Thompson’s cousin, said. But that post fell while the cheerleaders were on it. “It just tilted this way and then fell forward,” Skylie Thompson said. The cheerleaders and their coach were not injured — except for Jenessa Thompson.

The goalpost had fallen on her head. “I just saw that massive beam going across her head,” cheer coach Taylor Reynolds said“Underneath the pole, she was kind of just not moving,” Skylie Thompson said.

She tried to stand but collapsed in her coach’s arms. “The amount of blood, I just … asked her to relax, to lay in my arms,” Reynolds said. Jenessa Thompson was flown to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City. “I prayed.

—Monday started out as a normal cheer practice for 15-year-old Jenessa Thompson. “We got the idea, let’s go to the goalpost and take some pictures,” Skylie Thompson, a fellow Cyril cheerleader and Jenessa Thompson’s cousin, said.

But that post fell while the cheerleaders were on it. “It just tilted this way and then fell forward,” Skylie Thompson said. The cheerleaders and their coach were not injured — except for Jenessa Thompson.

The goalpost had fallen on her head. “I just saw that massive beam going across her head,” cheer coach Taylor Reynolds said“Underneath the pole, she was kind of just not moving,” Skylie Thompson said.

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