Former Hoosier A.J. Moye suffers stroke

  • 11/18/2010 11:03 am in

CHICAGO - MARCH 15: A.J. Moye #2 of the Indiana University Hoosiers scores while under pressure from Brian Cook #34 of the University of Illinois Fighting Illini during the Big Ten men's Basketball Tournament at the United Center on March 15, 2003 in Chicago, Illinois. Illinois defeated Indiana 73-72. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) Former Hoosier and fan favorite A.J. Moye, who’s playing for the Deutsche Bank Skyliners in Germany this year, suffered a stroke Tuesday.

Some details from Eurobasket:

On Monday, Moye and another player collided with their heads, but the two players were able to continue to practice. On Monday night, the step father of Moye spoke with his step son and noticed that he had problems speaking. On Tuesday at the morning shoot around before the Eurochallenge game against Maccabi Haifa, there was abnormal behavior detected with the Los Angeles native. As his behavior got more intense, Moye was brought to a Frankfurt hospital. At the hospital his condition worsened. The diagnosis that Moye had a stroke has been confirmed in the hospital. Further diagnosis about his recovery and therapy can not be determined at the present moment.

Awful, tragic news. Our thoughts are with Moye and his family, and we hope after his recovery he’s able to again play the sport he loves at a high level.

(Via Peegs.)

Update: A couple of encouraging tweets to mention. First from JMV:

from reps of former IU player AJ Moye in Germany.After suffering a stroke he is doing well and full recovery is expected. Great news.

And from Hugh Kellenberger:

A.J. Moye is in good spirits and is showing no signs of paralysis or loss of motor skills, his agent, Aaron Smith, said.

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