Hill-Murray football player in intensive care after collapsing on the sideline

The offensive lineman suffered a brain bleed during Saturday's game.
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A Hill-Murray School football player is in a medically-induced coma after suffering a brain bleed during a game on Saturday. 

Zach Zarembinski, a senior offensive lineman on the east metro high school's football team, took himself out of Saturday's playoff game against St. Paul Johnson because he wasn't feel well and later collapsed on the sideline, according to a GoFundMe campaign.

"Zach was treated for a brain bleed at the hospital where he had undergone surgery as needed and is now in a medically induced coma," the fundraiser says.

According to Zarembinski's CaringBridge page, "he suffered an injury resulting in a brain bleed on his left side" that required surgeons to perform an "emergency craniotomy to remove the left side of his skull to allow his brain to swell." 

The update says Zarembinski responded positively to the procedure but as of Sunday night he remained in intensive care at Regions Hospital. 

It's unclear how he was injured during the game, which St. Paul Johnson won 28-0 to advance in the playoffs. 

Pete Bercich, a former Minnesota Vikings linebacker and current radio analyst, is the head coach of the Hill-Murray Pioneers. He tweeted his thanks to first responders for saving Zarembinski's life. 

"Continued prayers for Zach Zarembinski and his family," Hill-Murray School posted to its Facebook page on Sunday. 

The fundraiser, which you can donate to right here, had raised more than $18,000 as of Monday morning. 

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