Injured BC player released from hospital

Published 10:30 pm Saturday, September 5, 2015

A Bogue Chitto football player was released from a Jackson hospital Saturday after being injured on the field Friday night.

Tucker Lambert was injured in the game against Wesson, and was transported directly to University Medical Center in Jackson.

His mother, Clancey Laird Lambert, posted an update on Facebook late Friday night.

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“I am thankful to say that Tucker is awake and alert. He has some residual damage from his multiple concussions. He will be moved to the cardiac unit shortly and we are awaiting the results of his scans,” she wrote at approximately midnight. “He is also complaining of his left foot and we are getting X-rays on that as well.”

“I can never thank God enough or the many of you who lifted us in prayer. We felt it. This was the scariest thing I’ve ever experienced watching my baby lie there on the field, waiting on the ambulance and will be forever grateful for all of the calls, texts, visits, messages and most of all prayers.”

She posted an update Saturday afternoon with a photo of Tucker being released from the hospital.

BC Principal Mickey Myers said Friday night that Lambert was responsive and would be fine. He was talking coherently about the team, according to Myers.

Another BC player, Shawn Buffington, was taken by ambulance to King’s Daughters Medical Center as a precaution after being injured in the game. He was released from KDMC Friday night, according to a hospital official.