ROBERT ROLL, 31, running back with Constantine HS (MI), playing in an alumni game on 7/3/15 sustained a helmet-to-helmet hit, was knocked unconscious, and suffered a shattered seventh cervical vertebra (his spinal cord is intact). Roll was hospitalized at Bronson Methodist Hospital, where he underwent surgery the next day. He’s likely to be transferred to a Grand Rapids rehabilitation center, where doctors say he’ll likely spend months working to regain use of his limbs. Roll was hit by a White Pigeon player who is several years younger than Roll and owns his own gym. Kevin Roll, the older brother of Robert Roll, said that his brother signed a waiver and there is no lawsuit pending. “It’s one thing for young kids to play football,” he said. “But when you’ve done nothing like that for a long time, and then you get out there and start smashing people, it’s not going to turn out good.” Though the alumni game has been a popular community fundraiser, there is considerable discussion about whether to continue the game.–“After devastating injury, alumni football games reconsidered”, Mlive.com 7/6/15, Julie Mack.