Former Idaho University Wrestler Sues School Over Concussion

A former Boise State wrestler has filed a lawsuit against the school seeking $10,000 in damages along with money for medical bills and lost income for injuries he said occurred when he was allowed to continue to wrestle after suffering a concussion during the 2010 Pac-10 championships.

Samuel Zystra’s lawsuit alleges he suffered from impaired vision, severe bleeding, headaches, cognitive impairment and memory loss. The lawsuit alleges he was insulted and criticized by coaches and teammates for refusing to participate in the NCAA Championships.

Zystra said he dropped out of school, was dropped from the ROTC program and his behavior became erratic.

The Idaho Statesman reports Boise State issued a statement saying it was aware of the filing, but declined other comment.