Above: Jackson Allan, No. 41, is coming home since undergoing brain surgery nearly two months ago. Photo courtesy of Eric Danielson via Facebook
Pasadena Poly’s Jackson Allan will be home Dec. 17th and have Christmas at home, Allan’s parents Les and Rhonda posted on Facebook. “It’s the perfect gift for all his family and friends and we are so excited to have him back with us,” they wrote. “He is attacking the challenge of his rehab with all the passion he has done life and sport and so is progressing incredibly well. A very Merry Christmas for the Allan family and to each and every one of you for supporting Jackson and his family these past few weeks. Thank you.”
Allan sustained the head injury during the fourth quarter of Pasadena Poly’s Prep League game against host Chadwick on Saturday afternoon. The game was called with 3:27 left in the fourth quarter and Chadwick leading, 31-19. Allan came off the field after the injury, sat on the bench, and after exchanging words with a teammate it was apparent the extent of his injuries were worse. “(Allan) complained of a headache, went to the side, collapsed, fell into a coma, stopped breathing and we were all there to attend to him,” said Dr. Drew Pinsky, whose son Doug plays for the Panthers and assisted in the treatment of Allan.
Allan was tended to by several physicians in attendance, including an emergency room doctor, then taken by ambulance to Harbor UCLA Medical Center for further treatment. Dr. Pinsky performed CPR on Allan after he had extreme difficulty breathing. His quick response helped save Allan’s life.