The Timber Creek community is rallying support around an injured senior baseball player. Senior Ian Capps was injured on Tuesday after school following the baseball work out session when he fell from the back of a moving vehicle.
Capps sustained serious injuries and required 911 emergency services including Ambulance, Fire and Rescue and even Care Flite to transport him to a local hospital.
TCHS Baseball Coach Derek Watson explained that Capps’ injuries were serious and that a diagnosis is difficult.
“Emergency Doctors indicated the injuries included a head injury. We have learned that making an early diagnosis is difficult with injuries like this,” Watson shared in an e-mail to TCHS staff. “The one consistent message was over the next several days they would learn more about the extent of the injuries and how best to treat him.”
“It is important to remember that not everything you hear or read is accurate, as information travels very fast through our social networking capabilities,” Watson cautioned.
“We will do everything to make certain our players, school, and Falcon Baseball supporters are informed of his condition and ways in which we can help the family through recovery and the coming weeks,” Watson continued.
Support on Social Media
As information spread on social media following Capps’ injury, a hashtag #PrayForIan began appearing in support of Capps’ recovery.
Students, parents, and organizations around the Timber Creek community sent messages of support and hope for Capps.
“Your thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated during this time and without doubt will provide comfort and support to his family,” Coach Derek Watson said.
Carrie Capps, Ian’s mother, also shared thanks on Twitter. “We thank you very much for all the prayers and support,” Carrie Capps posted on Wednesday.
Capps himself shared a photo from the hospital, continuing a daily count of the days in his senior year.
Last 50tg day 👀👀👀 pic.twitter.com/SCctWHQXNW
— ian (@frequentlyian) November 4, 2015
“Thanks for all the prayers people! I’ll be good in no time!” Capps posted in another Tweet.
Wear Yellow for Ian
Even students outside of Timber Creek shared their support, for Capps’ recovery – specifically fellow baseball players that go to other Keller high schools.
That support has led students at both Timber Creek and Central high schools to band together and wear yellow clothes during the Nov. 5 varsity football game at KISD Stadium. Timber Creek students are encouraged to wear yellow the following day, Friday, Nov. 6 in support of Capps’ recovery.
Additionally, Student Council will raise funds for the Capps family by allowing students to purchase a wristband for $1 at Mr. Day’s room M226 to allow students to wear a baseball cap on Friday, Nov. 6. The bracelets will be available on Thursday.
Students and the community can also support the Capps family by donating to the Go Fund Me account set up for his recovery. Click here for more information.
We will continue to update this story with information as we receive it.