A Burleson High School football player was in critical condition Sunday at a local hospital after suffering a serious head injury when he fell out of the back of a pickup Friday night, his coach said Sunday.

Jonathan Lopez, a junior defensive tackle, is in intensive care at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth.

Lopez suffered bleeding in the brain that has “finally stopped,” Elks coach Gary McElroy said in a Sunday text message, but doctors are still waiting for the swelling to go down.

“Therefore still a critical time until the swelling goes down,” McElroy said in the text.

The Elks coach said Lopez had “many players with him at the hospital."

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