Young football player’s homecoming delayed a week

HAYDEN — The homecoming for Jennings County youth football player Calvin Clark has been delayed for about a week, his family announced on social media.

Calvin, 11, who suffered a head injury Nov. 1 in a youth football game in Columbus, has been hospitalized since then in Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health in Indianapolis.

He was scheduled to be released from the hospital Thursday, but hospital officials made the decision for the boy to stay another week, according to his family.

Calvin was initially listed in critical condition at Riley after undergoing surgery to control bleeding in his brain. He has made slow, gradual but remarkable improvement since then, said Brent Comer, principal of Hayden Elementary, where the youth attended school before he was injured.

The family also told the Jennings County community on social media that Calvin received a visit at the hospital from Indianapolis Colts offensive tackle Anthony Castonzo.