High school star dies after knee surgery on season-ending injury

Riley Morgan
Sports Reporter
No.54 Trevon Tyler died after surgery complication. (Image: GoFundMe)

A community was left devastated after a 16-year-old high school football player unexpectedly died after undergoing surgery for an injured knee.

South Lyon East High School student Trevon Tyler, a 16-year-old junior, suffered a torn meniscus during a game on 4 October.

The season-ending injury required surgery and reports suggest the first round went well.

But after he suffered major complications, Tyler went back for another round of surgery.

Trevon tyler (pictured middle) died after a surgery complication. (Image: GoFundMe)

Following the second round of surgery, Tyler’s coach Joe Pesci said the 16-year-old developed a blood clot, according to People.com.

This developed into a life-threatening issue before Tyler died.

Community members from South Lyon set up a GoFundMe page for the family following the tragic news.

“Trevon recently had surgery, and due to a complication of that surgery, he passed away on Friday, November 29, 2019. His community is heartbroken,” the page read.

”He wasn't just a player respected by his coaches and teammates he was a friend and student loved by so many here at South Lyon East High School and in the South Lyon Community.

“More importantly, he was a son, a brother and loved family member. He will be missed by his family, teammates, coaches and everyone who was blessed to have known him.”

The Michigan community showed its support for the Tyler family by tying white ribbons around their trees.