There's nothing like a call from an NFL player to help lift the spirits of an injured high school player. Friday night, Shaker's Gerard Rhatigan suffered a serious injury and had to be carted off the field. In a blink, the excitement of another high school football season was wiped away on opening night. But in the coming days, Rhatigan would receive a call to inspire his recovery and future as an athlete. Check out the video of Giants running back Orleans Darkwa calling Rhatigan in the hospital:

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