High school player tragically dies during ACL surgery
Tragic news out of South Carolina. Nick Dixon, a senior Spartanburg High School football player, passed away Friday.
The cause of death is said to be complications from surgery for an ACL injury and torn meniscus. The coroner confirmed he passed Friday afternoon.
Adding to the heartbreak, school superintendent Russell Booker told WSPA CBS 7 that Dixon had committed to play football at Wingate University on Thursday night.
“You can tell a lot about our young people with what they post on social media and if you take some time and look at his, all you will find is him encouraging different people,” Booker told WSPA. “His last post – he posted something that said “not done yet.” He was encouraging somebody back in November where he says “God always has a plan.” I want all of us to take heart in Nick’s words that God always has a plan.”
The WSPA article notes that the school will honor Dixon’s commitment by bringing his jersey to the National Signing Day ceremony.
Dixon’s family and the Spartanburg community are in our thoughts and prayers.