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Hood River teen in fair condition after javelin pierced eye at track event

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A 17-year-old was taken by helicopter to the hospital after tripping at a track meet and hitting a javelin with his eye. (KPTV) A 17-year-old was taken by helicopter to the hospital after tripping at a track meet and hitting a javelin with his eye. (KPTV)
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Parker Kennedy, 17, of Hood River, is in fair condition after he tripped and fell onto his javelin face first during a track event at Jesuit high school Friday.

After the incident, USATF coaches were able to pull the javelin out of the teen’s eye before first responders arrived, and he was taken by LifeFlight to OHSU.

Kennedy’s Parents issued a statement Sunday, saying:

Parker is in fair condition. He is talking, moving, and showing signs of progress. He is able to see out of his injured eye, but his vision is still slightly blurry. His neuro status is good. He's staying at the hospital so his team of doctors and nurses can monitor his progress. 

Our family would like to thank the many people who have helped Parker, including the Tualatin paramedics who were first on the scene, his health care team at OHSU, his track family, and all the family and friends who have reached out to support us.

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