Injured Tipton football player dies

Tipton High School football player Chad Stover has passed away after suffering severe head and brain injuries.

The junior went down in the fourth quarter of his team's game against Sacred Heart in Sedalia on Oct. 31. He was transported to University Hospital in critical condition.

A source close to the situation told KRCG 13 that Chad had an undiagnosed preexisting medical condition, which may have been triggered by his participation in a contact sport.

According to Tipton Superintendent Scott Jarvis, "Tipton is a very close community and we are taking care of each other during this time of grief." He said there may be a statement made in a few days if the parents wish that to happen.