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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: Oct 31, 2007
Posted on: September 29, 2009 7:31 am
 

UT's Negedu revived with defibrillator

in reply to Whitestar19 he plays basketball



Since: Dec 19, 2006
Posted on: September 29, 2009 7:01 am
 

UT's Negedu revived with defibrillator

So he collapsed and needed to have his heart restarted with electric shocks?  That's called cardiac arrest.  Why does the story go out of its way to not say how bad this was?  Does Parrish think we can't handle the truth?  The kid literally died and had to have his heart restarted.  Probably will never play football again (or at least shouldn't) if his heart will fail under stress.  Very sad story, but at the same time a happy story in that he is alive and can go on to have kids and live for a long time.



Since: Sep 10, 2008
Posted on: September 29, 2009 2:31 am
 

UT's Negedu revived with defibrillator

hang in there,volnation is behind you for anything you need.once a vol always a vol


MJamammy
Since: Jun 30, 2009
Posted on: September 29, 2009 1:20 am
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Since: Oct 20, 2008
Posted on: September 29, 2009 1:12 am
 

UT's Negedu revived with defibrillator

will remain at the UT Medical Center overnight God bless the UT med center.  They saved my brothers life, hopefully they have saved Negedu's life.



Since: Sep 17, 2006
Posted on: September 29, 2009 1:06 am
 

UT's Negedu revived with defibrillator

Good luck with recovery, E-Man.



Since: Jul 22, 2008
Posted on: September 29, 2009 12:34 am
 

UT's Negedu revived with defibrillator

poor kid. Hope he can make it back to the court this season.



Since: Sep 29, 2009
Posted on: September 29, 2009 12:23 am
 

UT's Negedu revived with defibrillator

God Bless You Manny.....Your fam in Cali has you in our thoughts and prayers and for a full blown recovery....



Since: Sep 28, 2009
Posted on: September 28, 2009 11:59 pm
 

UT's Negedu revived with defibrillator

God bless you E-man!


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