APOPKA. Fla. - Apopka High School's star quarterback is out indefinitely after suffering a second concussion in two months. His latest came during a game Saturday game in South Carolina.
Zack Darlington took two hard hits Saturday and had to be airlifted to a nearby hospital where he was kept overnight.
Darlington was diagnosed with a concussion and returned home Sunday.
His father, Rick Darlington, who is also Apopka's head coach, released a statement Monday night which read, in part:
"For Zack to fully recover from this latest injury will take time. We do not have a timetable for his return."
The message went on to say that Zack Darlington's health and future are the top priority.
"Although we'd all love to have him leading us on the field, it is far more important that he moves on to college," the message said.
Darlington has already been offered a scholarship to play for the Nebraska Cornhuskers next year.
Apopka High School is ranked
No. 1 in Class 8A in the Associated Press' preseason poll.