Keyport Family, Community and Friends,
Over this past weekend in Keyport's football competition against Lakewood High School, Senior Linebacker Logan Blanks suffered a severe neck and spinal injury. Logan was taken to Jersey Shore Medical Center, where over the weekend he had two extensive multi-hour long surgeries to address the injury that had taken place. The doctors and Blanks family are relieved that at this time Logan is currently on path to a full recovery from his injuries. Logan has feeling, movement, and sensation in his limbs. Although he has a long recovery and rehabilitation in front of him, Logan is in good spirits.
Despite the terrifying injury, the optimistic recovery is large in part due to the doctors that worked on Logan but also possible because of the immediate care and handling that Logan received on the field from Athletic Trainer Kelly O'Donnell, Lakewood's athletic training staff and Keyport First Responders. We as a district are lucky to have such a professional, well prepared and thorough staff available to us on site.
Logan Blanks embodies everything that the Keyport community takes pride in; hard working, accountable, caring, and supportive. He is everything that a parent, coach, and teacher would want in a young man in high school. The Blanks family extends their gratitude to the entire district and community for the overwhelming support they have felt since Saturday afternoon. There will be further updates provided on Logan, as well as the best way to reach and communicate with him and the family. We will also continue to provide updates on the best way to support and provide assistance to the Blanks family. Please keep Logan and the Blanks family in your thoughts and prayers as Logan starts to embark on his recovery. What we do moving forward we do #4Logan.