Coaches Suspended After Players Develop Blisters

Bear Crawl

Staff Report

High school football coaches dealing with high temperatures and humidity might be able to relate to a story out of Framingham, Mass. The MetroWest Daily News reported Sunday that coaches for the Framingham High School football team have been placed on leave as the school investigates an incident that left several players with large blisters during practice.

Gary Doherty, the team’s head coach, said a number of players got blisters on the heels of their hands during the conditioning part of practice. The coach said the players were doing bear crawls at the time.

“In 26 years of coaching football, I have never seen anything like this happen,” Doherty said in a note sent to parents that was obtained by the MetroWest Daily News.

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