AAA Division 6

Chantilly's Worek Unlikely To Play Against Varina

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Chantilly senior quarterback Nate Worek, who suffered a concussion during the Virginia AAA Northern Region Division 6 championship, has passed his medical tests but is unlikely to play in the Chargers' state semifinal at home against Varina.

Worek's father, Dennis, an assistant principal at Chantilly, said his son followed up with their family doctor yesterday and likely will visit a neurologist later in the week. Nate Worek, who was taken by helicopter to Inova Fairfax Hospital after the injury, has no recollection of the game, which No. 11 Chantilly won, 26-21.

The elder Worek, the former football coach at Langley and Madison, knew there was trouble when his son did not immediately bounce to his feet after being tackled on the Chargers' third play from scrimmage.

"He's usually the first one up," Worek said. "That's kind of been his trademark. I think it's a little pride thing -- no matter how hard I get hit, I'm going to get up before you do. When he didn't get up right away, I paid special attention."

Worek was released from the hospital early Saturday evening and attended practice yesterday.

-- Preston Williams

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