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UT's Negedu revived with defibrillator

Posted on: September 28, 2009 10:51 pm
Edited on: September 29, 2009 11:08 am
 

Tennessee sophomore Emmanuel Negedu -- who had to be revived with a defibrillator after collapsing Monday -- was still at the UT Medical Center resting and having tests run Tuesday morning, a source told CBSSports.com.

Negedu collapsed at the football practice facility after lifting weights.

A source said the forward had no pulse when members of the UT athletic training staff arrived.

Negedu averaged 7.2 minutes per game last season and appeared in all 33 contests. He originally signed with Arizona out of Brewster Academy but later enrolled at Tennessee after getting a release. Whether he'll ever be cleared to play again is now uncertain.

"We just spoke with E-Man and he is in great spirits," Griffin Guess, the Hollywood producer who is married to supermodel Marisa Miller, told CBSSports.com early Tuesday. Guess, like Negedu, is a Brewster Academy graduate. He and Miller befriended the Nigerian during a trip to Brewster two years ago. They have remained in contact ever since and even attended a UT game in Knoxville last season.

"Marisa and I are going to go see him," Griffin added. "We're just happy he is feeling well."
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Since: Mar 23, 2009
Posted on: September 29, 2009 10:19 pm
 

UT's Negedu revived with defibrillator

WOW! this kid plays harder than anyone out there, and is my favorite to watch, just for the sheer want-to he shows every time. I know he will bounce back because of the hard worker he is. He WILL NOT give up. My thoughts and prayers are with him.



Since: Sep 26, 2007
Posted on: September 29, 2009 8:14 pm
 

UT's Negedu revived with defibrillator

what you fail to understand is the heart works on an electrical circuit itself
. For instance the natural pacemaker fires to make the heart beat if the natural pacemaker misfires you go into an arrhythmia or irregular heart beat which if not caught can stoop the heart. I know this because I have a pacemaker and had it implanted at 33 years of age because of arrhythmias . They can place a pacemaker with a defibrillator in it and he will be fine or they also may do a electrical study of the heart and can fix it that way . At which time he would be good as new and ready to play football or any other sport. So dont mark this young man off just yet there is a reason for everything and whatever the reason his Life was spared. Thank the Lord for that

The Saintsman     



Since: Mar 19, 2008
Posted on: September 29, 2009 7:56 pm
 

UT's Negedu revived with defibrillator

i guess u are the one person who dont like braveheart....lol



Since: Mar 19, 2008
Posted on: September 29, 2009 7:56 pm
 

UT's Negedu revived with defibrillator

i guess u are the one person who dont like braveheart....lol



Since: Nov 9, 2008
Posted on: September 29, 2009 7:31 pm
 

UT's Negedu revived with defibrillator

God Bless you Emmanuel Negedu and get well soon!



Since: Jun 27, 2007
Posted on: September 29, 2009 5:32 pm
 

UT's Negedu revived with defibrillator

Every training facility needs an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED), even the small schools with tiny budgets.  If UT didn't have one, Negedu would be dead now.  You can't survive very long with no pulse.  Having these on hand should be a priority.



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: September 29, 2009 5:03 pm
 

UT's Negedu revived with defibrillator

Thank God someone had the right mind to save E-Man. Finally a good story and not the sad ones we too frequently read about. I hope they find what's wrong and are able to correct it. Get Well E!



Since: Oct 8, 2006
Posted on: September 29, 2009 1:50 pm
 

UT's Negedu revived with defibrillator

Thank goodness that there was a defibrillator in the near vicinity when this occurred, or he would have died. 

As for Emmanuel, he is one classy individual who literally has no family in this country.  He's from Africa, and his family remains there.  Hopefully everyone will offer this fine young man support and prayers during his recovery.  Whether or not Emmanuel ever plays basketball again doesn't matter.  I'm just thankful that Emmanuel gets to live another day and is able to continue to enjoy life to its fullest.  Prayers are sent!



Since: Sep 29, 2009
Posted on: September 29, 2009 1:19 pm
 

UT's Negedu revived with defibrillator

He's a hoops player not football.  And you are correct that it is good news that he survived.  I hope the great Docs can diagnose and get him on the court someday.  He's an amazing athlete. 



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: September 29, 2009 1:03 pm
 

UT's Negedu revived with defibrillator

Man, that's now 5 corrections on whther he plays football or basketball - we get it already! Don't you guys read the other responses?


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