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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: Feb 19, 2007
Posted on: September 29, 2009 1:03 pm
 

UT's Negedu revived with defibrillator

We're UK fans here but wish a fast and full recovery. Players health comes first regardless of where they play.



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Since: Dec 5, 2006
Posted on: September 29, 2009 11:55 am
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Since: Sep 3, 2009
Posted on: September 29, 2009 11:48 am
 

UT's Negedu revived with defibrillator

I am a Gator too and I dont care what team it is...that is scary. I hope some Gator doesnt make a butt of themselves and say something negative. With the injury to Tim Tebow to many people were slamming him all weekend, but this shows you how fragile any player is. I just hope he wasnt taking those weight loss pills that so many do to get an energy boost. It has been a problem in the past and has caused deaths. Great reponse time from the medical people...God Bless them.



Since: Sep 21, 2009
Posted on: September 29, 2009 11:35 am
 

UT's Negedu revived with defibrillator

You don't know what the hell you're talking about. He dosen't play football. He plays basketball. If you could read you would know that!



Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: September 29, 2009 10:38 am
 

UT's Negedu revived with defibrillator

Get well soon Emmanuel, I hope you have a speedy recovery and return to 100% health. Also Stafon Johnson from USC needs everyones well wishes and prayers. I love my sports, but people come first.



Since: Apr 17, 2009
Posted on: September 29, 2009 10:00 am
 

UT's Negedu revived with defibrillator

I don't really think he cares whether he ever plays football or not, but I am certain that he is hopeful he can play basketball again since he is on the basketball team.



Since: Nov 29, 2006
Posted on: September 29, 2009 9:38 am
 

UT's Negedu revived with defibrillator

He's a basketball player.



Since: Jul 3, 2008
Posted on: September 29, 2009 9:36 am
 

UT's Negedu revived with defibrillator

Thoughts and prayers with E-man and God bless the athletic trainers and UT medical center



Since: Feb 15, 2007
Posted on: September 29, 2009 9:20 am
 

UT's Negedu revived with defibrillator

Prayers



Since: Mar 27, 2007
Posted on: September 29, 2009 9:13 am
 

UT's Negedu revived with defibrillator

From a gator in Florida, god bless you and your family during your recovery.  Thank god for a quick response so this young man is still here with us.  Puts how we put sports on such a pedastal in perspective doesn't it.  We may go after each other on the field of play, but these are all young men with families.  They are just kids and sometimes fans lose sight of this.  My prayers are with you and your family.


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