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J.J. Watt donates $10,000 to high school player in coma

In this Nov. 26, 2016, photo, The Woodlands linebacker Grant Milton (21) celebrates after sacking Austin Bowie quarterback Wade Smith (11) during the second quarter of a Class 6A Division I regional semifinal game in Waco, Texas. School officials say Milton is in intensive care after suffering an injury during a playoff game. Conroe Independent School District spokeswoman Sarah Blakelock said in a statement Monday that Grant Milton was injured during the regional football playoff game Saturday. (Jason Fochtman/Houston Chronicle via AP)

In this Nov. 26, 2016, photo, The Woodlands linebacker Grant Milton (21) celebrates after sacking Austin Bowie quarterback Wade Smith (11) during the second quarter of a Class 6A Division I regional semifinal game in Waco, Texas. School officials say Milton is in intensive care after suffering an injury during a playoff game. Conroe Independent School District spokeswoman Sarah Blakelock said in a statement Monday that Grant Milton was injured during the regional football playoff game Saturday. (Jason Fochtman/Houston Chronicle via AP)

HOUSTON — J.J. Watt has donated $10,000 to a Houston-area high school football player who is in a coma after suffering a brain injury in a playoff game last week.

Grant Milton, a senior at The Woodlands high school, was injured Saturday during a game in Waco and was rushed to a hospital, where he remains in a coma.

A Go Fund Me account was set up to raise money for his medical care. Watt, the Houston Texans star defensive end, signed his name to the donation on the Go Fund Me page with a note that read: "If there's anything that I can do to help, please let me know. Sending my best wishes to Grant and the entire Milton family."

Watt, who is out for the season after back surgery, also tweeted a link to a story about Milton's injury.

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