Investigation: Gaelic football player in coma in SF

June 29, 2011 7:00:58 AM PDT
A football player from Ireland is in a coma in San Francisco after an on-field incident during a game this past weekend.

San Francisco police are trying to figure out just how 22-year-old Mark McGovern was injured. Mcgovern came to the U.S. for the summer to play Gaelic football, a game that is a mixture of rugby and soccer, with the San Francisco Gaelic Athletic Association.

He was hurt during a match Saturday on Treasure Island and suffered a brain injury. Mcgovern's coach says the team has identified the opposing player involved.

San Francisco police are still searching for eyewitnesses.


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