Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Emmanuel Negedu to the hospital

Scary story coming out of Knoxville today.

Vols forward Emmanuel Negedu, a rising sophomore who averaged 7.2 mpg and 1.9 ppg as a freshman, had to be revived with a defibrillator after he collapsed at UT's practice facility.

He passed out after lifting weights, and reportedly had no pulse when the UT athletics staff arrived on the scene. According to GoVolsXtra, he was regained consciousness when EMT's arrived to transport him to the UT Medical Center. He will be held there overnight for observation.

Negedu, a native of Nigeria who attended Brewster Academy and originally committed to Arizona (before the Lute Olson debacle), was expected to contribute significant minutes to the Vols front court this season. But after collapsing, this season, and possibly his career, is now in doubt.

Get well soon, E-Man.

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