UPDATE: Siegel Middle Player Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injury

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Caleb Victory plays football with nurses in his room at the Monroe Carell Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt


The family of a Siegel Middle School football player who suffered a head injury during a game says they're taking it day by day. Caleb Victory is still at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.

His mother, JoJo Victory, says he's been diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury or TBI...


Doctors have told the family his recovery will depend on how fast his brain heals.


Victory says her son's never had any symptoms and the play Caleb was injured on was nothing he hasn't done hundreds of times before...

JoJo Victory says Caleb loves football and despite the seriousness of his injury, she says they all understood the risks associated with playing football or any sport, for that matter...

Rutherford County, and the Siegel community in particular, has had an emotional week, with the death of Mason Loupe and Caleb's football injury. Victory says they've all felt and appreciate the thoughts, prayers and support...

His mother says Caleb received a special visitor on Thursday, which wasn't one of his best days. Melanie Loupe, the mother of Mason Loupe who just passed away on Wednesday, visited him in the hospital.

Friday (September 4th), Caleb celebrated his birthday. The eighth grader will remain in the hospital while going through physical therapy.

You can hear Bryan Barrett's full interview with JoJo Victory at WGNSRadio.com, keyword Caleb.

NewsRadio WGNS will continue to keep you updated on the condition of Caleb Victory.



The Siegel Middle School football player injured and taken by Lifeflight to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt is improving. Caleb Victory collapsed on the sidelines after coming off the field. Matt Gillespie with the TSSAA tells NewsRadio WGNS the official game report indicated the eighth grader had been tackled during a play where he was the ball carrier. After walking off the sidelines, he collapsed.

We've also learned medical personnel in the stands assisted Victory until Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services arrived. He was then taken by Lifeflight to the Nashville children's hospital. Victory is said to be in stable condition.

We've also learned through his mother's Facebook page that he is alert, talking and was concerned about the outcome of the game. According to Gillespie, the game was called with a little under two-minutes to play with Siegel leading La Vergne 32-14.


A Siegel Middle School football player had to be airlifted by Lifeflight to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Not much is currently known about the condition of Caleb Victory, who was playing for the Cavaliers in their game Tuesday night versus La Vergne Middle when he was hurt. The game was being held at Siegel High School.

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