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Former Bishop's football player suing school over injury

The Canadian Press

9/10/2013 1:20:24 PM

WINNIPEG -- A former university football player is suing Bishop's University in Quebec for a severe head injury that has forced him to relearn to walk.

Kevin Kwasny was taken to hospital during halftime in a game between Bishop's and Concordia University in September 2011.

The defensive end, who is from Winnipeg, was hit on the head and suffered bleeding on the brain.

A lawsuit filed by Kwasny this week claims he saw stars, felt dizzy and had blurred vision, but was told to get back in the game.

Kwasny is suing Bishop's for millions of dollars, alleging coaches and others failed to protect him, did not assess his injury and refused to cover ongoing medical expenses.

None of the allegations has been proven in court and a spokesperson for Bishop's was not immediately available for comment.