One person was airlifted from the practice field at Pinecrest High School Saturday around 2 p.m.

The teenager was playing rugby on the practice fields off of Felton Capel Lane when he reportedly suffered a spinal injury.

Southern Pines Fire & Rescue and Moore County EMS responded to the scene.

The patient was transported to the ballfield on Morganton Road by EMS where UNC Air-care had landed.

He was flown to UNC Hospitals in stable condition.

According to Southern Pines Youth Rugby Facebook page, the young man was “diagnosed with a spinal contusion” and was “released back to FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital for monitoring.”

Sandhills_Sentinel~Written by Sandhills Sentinel Publisher B.J. Goodridge.

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