OSU Player Missing After Text About Concussions

Kosta Karageorge disappeared on Wednesday
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 29, 2014 5:59 AM CST
Missing OSU Player Texted About Concussions
Ohio State's Kosta Karageorge.   (AP Photo/Ohio State University, Jay LaPrete)

Police in Columbus, Ohio, are searching for an Ohio State University football player who disappeared on Wednesday after an ominous text to his mom. “I am sorry if I am an embarrassment but these concussions have my head all f---ed up," wrote Kosta Karageorge, according to the Columbus Dispatch. The 22-year-old senior was last seen leaving his apartment about 2am Wednesday, apparently upset, and he failed to show up at football practice the next day. His family says he has a history of concussions and sometimes gets disoriented, reports Cleveland.com.

“We’re very concerned that he’s not himself and that he maybe doesn’t know what’s going on,” his sister says in a previous Dispatch story. Karageorge is a 6-foot-5, 285-pound defensive lineman who joined the football team only this year as a walk-on. He had previously wrestled for OSU for three years. "While we are not able to discuss or comment about the medical care regarding our student-athletes, we are confident in our medical procedures and policies to return athletes to participation following injury or illness," says the football team's doctor in a statement. Former players are raising money for a reward. Karageorge was supposed to be on the field today to be recognized with the team's other seniors. (Read more Ohio State University stories.)

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