Trojans’ Olomua back home after hospital visit

Jalen Olomua was a force on both sides of the ball for Mililani before leaving with an injury. Jamm Aquino / Star-Advertiser
Jalen Olomua was a force on both sides of the ball for Mililani before leaving with an injury. Jamm Aquino / Star-Advertiser

Mililani coach Rod York reported early Friday afternoon that running back Jalen Olomua is doing “great” and back home after being taken by ambulance to a hospital during Thursday night’s 71-28 victory over Farrington at Aloha Stadium.

Mililani players gathered to support teammate Jalen Olomua, who was being placed on a stretcher and into an ambulance for a ride to the hospital Thursday night. Mililani head coach Rod York said X-rays were negative and Olomua is back home and recuperating after getting hit in the head on a tackle in a 71-28 win over Farrington. Courtesy photo
Mililani players gathered to support teammate Jalen Olomua, who was being placed on a stretcher and into an ambulance for a ride to the hospital Thursday night. Mililani head coach Rod York said X-rays were negative and Olomua is back home and recuperating after getting hit in the head on a tackle in a 71-28 win over Farrington. Courtesy photo

“Thank God. X-rays were negative and he is home and will be back (to school and practice) on Monday,” York texted Hawaii Prep World. “It was precautionary.”

Olomua, a transfer this season from Kahuku, was hit in the back of the head by a Farrington player, apparently helmet to helmet, while going down during a rushing attempt in the second half. No infraction was called.


Olomua stayed down on the ground and received attention from trainers before an ambulance arrived.

Olomua, a 6-foot, 220-pound sophomore who also plays linebacker, rushed for 8 yards on two carries in the game and now has 66 yards on 11 carries and a touchdown this season.

COMMENTS

  1. supboss September 18, 2015 2:28 pm

    Whewww…. glad to hear he’s okay and nothing serious. Don’t like to see our keiki’s get hurt… no matter what team or side of the field.


  2. 88 September 18, 2015 2:57 pm

    Hope for a speedy recovery nephew. Get well soon cause our rugby team needs their winger ready for the season. RR4L


  3. Kela September 18, 2015 3:25 pm

    Very happy to hear that he’s ok ! Good luck to you on your continued recovery


  4. Kela September 18, 2015 3:34 pm

    Good to hear he’s OK ! Good luck on his continued recovery


  5. Sam Vakahite September 19, 2015 5:15 am

    He’s another recruit for Mililani not a Transfer. The league needs to closely monitor Mililani for this practice. You have to wonder , how come all of a sudden ” Mililani ” has so many Polynesian players on their rooster ?


  6. Jay Gatoloai September 19, 2015 5:57 pm

    @ Sam.. now ain’t the time for that nonsense. Kid got hurt and praise God he’s able to play another down.


  7. big redx September 20, 2015 7:18 pm

    @sam he ain’t no recruit, boy had little to no playing time at kahuku so he made the decision to move school just as a lot of young athletes do when they don’t get the desired playing time


  8. hiro September 20, 2015 7:53 pm

    @bigredx….. um shows how much you know….. The starting RB on Kahuku’s jv last season…. took home the outstanding jv rb trophy, started the season at lb then switched over to rb… got hurt in semis and didn’t play in the championship against waianae. Kahuku ended up losing the jv championship, no running game.


  9. 88 September 20, 2015 10:43 pm

    @hiro; Dont forget the kid is the winger for the Kahuku rugby team.

    @big redx; Your an idiot bro……


  10. hiro September 21, 2015 5:57 am

    @88 ….. wow did not know that, @bigredx…. wit a name like tht You would know red raider football… or maybe u jus a red raider hater….. oh well, get ur facts straight. This kid on youtube “kahuku jv football 2014″…


  11. kmanu September 25, 2015 11:06 am

    Jalen you are a strong, brave,smart young man. Football is your passion don’t let anyone take that from you. Keep striving for the best and continue to wish the best onto others.
    I admire his drive and love he has for the game along with his ability to take harsh criticism that comes his way from a young age and continue to hold his head up on the field. People don’t know half the struggles you went through in your past and they DON’T NEED TO!
    BE KIND, BE FOCUSED, PLAY SMART, PLAY FOR GRANDMA. WE LOVE YOU
    thank you lord for a speedy recovery.
    #LETTHEBOYSPLAY


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the Star-Advertiser's TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email hawaiiprepworld@staradvertiser.com.

*