Rowan Stringer, 17, captain of her rugby team at John McRae Secondary School, died Sunday, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported Monday.
Doctors believe she sustained a smaller head injury earlier in the week that may have contributed to the severity of a second head injury, her father, Gordon Stringer, said.
A statement by the Ottawa-Carleton School District, reporting her death, said the rugby match did not continue after Stringer was injured, and grief counselors would be available at her school.
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