SCOTLAND COUNTY, NC (WMBF) – The Scotland High School quarterback who was severely injured in an ATV accident in July returned home from the hospital Thursday, according to his assistant coach.
Jaylend Ratliffe was deemed North Carolina's 11th best player by ESPN, but suffered a fractured skull and bleeding on the brain after flipping an ATV in the Lauren Hill area of Scotland County on July 29.
Assistant Coach Rangel Moore said Jaylend returned home Thursday. Although Jaylend has not returned to class yet, he did show up at the field Thursday, and is expected at the football game Friday night. There will also be a short pre-game tribute to him.
An online fundraising page has already raised over $8,000 to help cover family expenses, travel, lodging, and other expenses.