High school athlete with brain damage from bubble soccer files lawsuit

Salvador “Chava” Reyes was injured Fri., May 13, 2016 playing bubble soccer to end the Campbell High School soccer season. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

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Salvador “Chava” Reyes was injured Fri., May 13, 2016 playing bubble soccer to end the Campbell High School soccer season. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

The captain of a Cobb County high school soccer team who sustained brain damage playing bubble soccer on campus is suing the game company.
Salvador "Chava" Reyes was injured in the May 13 game at Campbell High School in Smyrna when he "collided head to head" at a "high rate of speed causing injury to the brain," the lawsuit alleged. It also said that Reyes was knocked unconscious and fractured his forehead in multiple places.
Reyes is suing Game Truck Georgia, which has an office in Marietta. The business is a franchise of mobile event trucks that host games for children.
The Aug. 12 suit said the contracted company "failed to provide a safe environment and gave no instruction or warnings to the participants whatsoever regarding the dangers of the activity."
Reyes was rushed to WellStar Kennestone Hospital after the accident. That hospital visit cost more than $83,000. Other medical bills total nearly $6,000. And then there's the "cranium prosthetic device" he got that doesn't have a pricetag yet.

His senses of taste and smell have been decreased, the lawsuit said.
The suit asks for repayment of all the medical bills plus future issues that may arise.
Reyes was a senior defensive soccer player at the time who had hopes of trying out for a professional team in Mexico after graduation.
In the past four months, 373 people have donated $22,191 to a GoFundMe page started on behalf of the family.

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