Report: Following collapse, Wichita State frosh undergoes surgery
It remains an unknown whether D.J. Bowles will get back on the court soon, this year, or ever. His spirits seem to still be high, nonetheless.
After spending five days in the hospital last week following his collapse at a team workout, Wichita State freshman D.J. Bowles underwent surgery at the Mayo Clinic, according to a story on ESPN.com. Bowles collapsed Sept. 3 at the Shockers' Koch Arena.
UPDATE, 3 p.m. ET: USA Today reports from Wichita that Bowles had surgery on his heart. Shockers coach Gregg Marshall told the paper that Bowles had an internal defibrillator installed.
The operation came Thursday; Bowles tweeted prior to his procedure.
Praying that I have a successful surgery this morning— DJ Bowles (@DJBowles11) September 12, 2013
On Friday morning, Bowles retweeted this message.
So glad that @DJBowles11 is recovering well from his surgery!— Yoshi (@Yosh_Yosh1) September 13, 2013
A report from the Wichita Eagle indicated that surgery was deemed necessary after Bowles went through even more testing at the famed Rochester, Minn., health clinic earlier this week.
Bowles, 18, is from Cleveland, Tenn.
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