Emmanuel Negedu listed as stable following collapse

  • 09/29/2009 2:29 pm in

Emmanuel Negedu, a one-time recruiting target of Indiana, is listed as stable after collapsing during a workout at the University of Tennessee.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reported that Negedu collapsed shortly after 4PM on Monday at the Neyland-Thompson Sports Complex:

Negedu did not have a pulse when he was revived with a defibrillator at the scene by UT athletic training staff members.

He had regained consciousness and was alert when EMTs arrived to transport him to UT Medical Center by ambulance, according to a source in the Vols’ athletic community.

Negedu played in 33 games for Tennessee last season and averaged 1.9 ppg. He originally signed with Arizona, but was released from his Letter of Intent and chose the Volunteers over IU, Georgia Tech and Memphis. Negedu moved to the United States from Kaduna, Nigeria with Mark Adams’ A-Hope program. Inside the Hall would like to wish Negedu a speedy recovery.

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  • Kelin Blab

    Hope he is doing well, had a teammate of mine die the same way…….

  • GFDave

    Scary, scary stuff. Get well soon.

  • peaychris

    WOW scarry stuff!! i would also like to congratulate the UT staff there for being there on the spot to revive him! i hope he can somehow get back to playing the game that he loves!

  • Kelin Blab

    Hope he is doing well, had a teammate of mine die the same way…….

  • GFDave

    Scary, scary stuff. Get well soon.

  • peaychris

    WOW scarry stuff!! i would also like to congratulate the UT staff there for being there on the spot to revive him! i hope he can somehow get back to playing the game that he loves!