Jernell Hughes, 14, left, and his mother Valencia Addison sort through piles of homework Wednesday. Since Jernell, a Barron Collier High School freshman, broke a vertebra Sept. 1 playing football he has not been able to attend class.

Photo by GREG KAHN, Daily News

Jernell Hughes, 14, left, and his mother Valencia Addison sort through piles of homework Wednesday. Since Jernell, a Barron Collier High School freshman, broke a vertebra Sept. 1 playing football he has not been able to attend class.

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