West Seattle High School football player hospitalized after game injury, crowdfunding set up for family

(Photo courtesy WSHS Football)

That was the scene as West Seattle High School sophomore Terryus Smith was taken to an ambulance after being injured during Friday night’s game against Cleveland at Nino Cantu Southwest Athletic Complex. Program spokesperson Sarah Lenssen says he is still in the hospital and they’re crowdfunding for his family. Donations are being accepted through this GoFundMe page, which explains:

(Terryus) suffered a major injury to his leg during a football game. He was rushed to the hospital by ambulance and has already had multiple surgeries. He’s expected to be in the hospital for several days before his long recovery begins.

We are still learning more about the family’s needs, but in the meantime, as the West Seattle Wildcat community, we want to show the Smith family our support and help them with whatever needs they have!

Lenssen adds, “Terryus is a very important member of our team and was the JVC MVP as a freshman last year.”

7 Replies to "West Seattle High School football player hospitalized after game injury, crowdfunding set up for family"

  • Mariem September 18, 2022 (4:44 pm)

    Sorry this happened to this young man. Best wishes for recovery. 

  • RP September 18, 2022 (5:11 pm)

    It’s so hard to see when these young players get injuries!  Medical bills for an injury like this can add up so quickly…I’m so thankful that the West Seattle community is rallying around the Smith family in this way!  Terryus, we’ll be praying for a smooth recovery process, and for a continued successful career as an athlete!  

  • local September 18, 2022 (5:19 pm)

    Glad to see the community stepping up to help this young man. My son plays with him and has had pretty intense feelings to process seeing his friend endure this injury. Godspeed Mr. Terryus! 

  • Deborah Hazlegrove September 18, 2022 (5:22 pm)

    Thank you for posting this. Terryus and his family are such a great part of the WSHS Wildcat community. I would also like to recognize the Cleveland HS football program and fans for their support during Terryus’s injury. They were truly a class act on Friday night. 

  • Trees September 19, 2022 (11:27 am)

    Football is archaic- please get these young people out of this sport

    • 937 September 19, 2022 (1:30 pm)

      Nah. Its not archaic (I don’t think youre using that word correctly)

      American football – or gridiron football teaches team work, athleticisim, strength, conditioning, humility, camraderie, goal setting and perserverance. Just like almost all other sports. Terryus is part of that tradition.

      Some kids LOVE the game. Some don’t and that’s OK. But to ask to get the kids “out of the sport”? You need to check your privelege.

  • Adrian September 19, 2022 (1:39 pm)

    go away with that.no help in that statement 

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