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Teammates, opponents show support for injured Union Co. player

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The Vikings pray for the injured Yellowjacket. (Sep. 9, 2016/FOX Carolina) The Vikings pray for the injured Yellowjacket. (Sep. 9, 2016/FOX Carolina)
An ambulance arrives at Gibbs Stadium. (Sep. 9, 2016/FOX Carolina) An ambulance arrives at Gibbs Stadium. (Sep. 9, 2016/FOX Carolina)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

An Upstate teen suffered a serious injury during Week 3 of high school football.

FOX Carolina crews at the Union County versus Spartanburg game said Will Horlacher, #15 quarterback of the Yellowjackets was down with an injury on the field around 8:30 p.m.

An ambulance arrived at Gibbs stadium shortly thereafter to take Horlacher for medical evaluation.

Teammates and opponents gathered on the field to pray for the injured player. Everyone cheered in solidarity as he gave a thumbs up.

Horlacher's brother, Cole, said the player had feeling in his arms and legs on Friday. X-rays and a CT scan revealed no brain swelling. There was no damage to his brain or neck.

Horlacher reportedly took a hit to his neck and upper torso, leaving him badly bruised and with a possible hairline fracture to a spinal disc.

Cole provided us another update on Saturday saying that his brother's was still very sore after the injury, but he will make a full recovery. He said once he builds up his strength the doctors will release him to play, possibly around playoffs.

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