Texas high school athletes who suffer game injuries may not be adequately covered by many schools. Sixteen year old Matthew Ford was an iron man football star for Hawkins High School last season. Playing both offensive and defensive guard. But on the home field in November his season and his possible future was setback with a massive knee injury.
It was a freak accident in the final game of the season. One of his own teammates was knocked into him and rolled on his knee. Matthew had practically torn his knee apart. The medial, lateral, and anterior ligaments were damaged... and over three and half hours of surgery were required to put his knee back together. A long process of therapy was ahead... But Matthews mother was shocked to find that the schools insurance only covered part of the medicals bills which soon totaled over thirty thousand dollars.