Nineteen-year-old student of the Holmwood Technical High School, Jevaughn Daley, died in the Mandeville Regional Hospital on Saturday.
A footballer at the institution, he is reported to have fallen ill after a tackle during a practice match between Holmwood and Munro College in late July at the Kirkvine Sports Club in Manchester.
“Jevaughn got a tackle and fell to the ground. He (then) left the field and started to vomit. He was feeling weak and a few players helped him to my vehicle,” Holmwood football coach Dave Anderson told the Jamaica Observer yesterday.
Anderson said that in the first instance Daley was taken to the Percy Junor Hospital in Spalding, on the border of Clarendon and Manchester, before being transferred to the Mandeville Regional Hospital.
Anderson said that it was found that during the fall, a cyst that the young footballer had on one of his intestines since birth had ruptured resulting in internal bleeding.
The youngster, who is from Osbourne Store in Clarendon, reportedly boarded at the institution most of the time to facilitate his activities in sport.