Student dies after injury during football practice

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Absolutely heartbreaking news out of Long Island on Thursday, where an 11th grade student at Sachem High School East was killed when a training drill at an offseason football camp went horribly wrong.

Joshua Mileto, who was an 11th-grader at Sachem High School East in Farmingville, N.Y., was partaking in a strength and conditioning practice at the time of the accident. He was later pronounced dead at Stony Brook hospital.

Two of the players fell, causing the log, which looks like a telephone pole, to strike one of them.

Pre-season football rehearse took a deplorable turn Thursday when a Long Island secondary school understudy kicked the bucket subsequent to anguish damage amid a normal penetrate.

At time of writing, a GoFundMe campaign set up by the Sachem East Touchdown Club had raised over $28,000 to help the Mileto family in their time of need.

According to the report, Bob O'Malley, president of the New York State Athletic Trainers' Association stated the drill was used in training U.S. Navy seals.

Hours after Mileto's death, the school district released a statement on their website saying they were making grief counselors available to all students and faculty throughout the weekend.

Sports safety expert Douglas Casa questioned the wisdom of having teenagers perform an exercise that involves carrying a heavy object and that was developed for Navy SEALs, "potentially a very different clientele".

The exercise was an effort in team building for the Sachem football team.

"It's very big. It's like a tree, and it's a challenge for people who weightlift", he said. We ask to respect the family's privacy and the student-athletes during this hard time. "I feel horrific for the team and coaches because I know them and they are all great men".

"I think it's awful, how this can happen".

A person at Mileto's home declined comment.

Classmate Olivia Cassereli said Joshua, who she called her best friend, "cared about everyone else".

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