ALEXANDER, N.Y. -- There were some tense moments at a Friday night football game in Genesee County as a high school player was airlifted to the hospital.
That was the second time in two weeks a local high school football player had to be flown to the hospital after being injured during a game.
Family members confirmed to YNN Tyler Friedhaber was hurt Friday night in a game against Alexander. He was taken by Mercy Flight to ECMC in Buffalo. Hospital officials said he was discharged Saturday. The exact nature of his injuries is not known. He is a junior who plays offensive and defensive line for Attica.
Family declined to speak on camera Saturday but told us he's resting and doing well. They say they appreciate all the prayers and well wishes.
Friedhaber's injury comes two weeks after 16-year old Damon Janes was injured during a game Sept. 13 against Portville in Cattaraugus County. Janes died a few days later. His team, the Westfield-Brocton combined team, has since canceled its season.
Meanwhile, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has issued a consumer warning about football equipment. He warned there is no such thing as a device that can prevent concussions. His public awareness campaign on concussions also includes more education about how to treat head injuries.
"I think there's a growing awareness in the school systems. There's a growing awareness in the sports leagues, and this is something that I think is going to be addressed at a more comprehensive level," he said.
Schneiderman says it's important for any athlete who may have been injured to be checked out right away.