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Freshman Benedictine Football Player Suffers Cardiac Arrest and Collapses During Practice

By Jim Hoft


A freshman football player, who had no prior issues, suffered a cardiac arrest and collapses during practice on Wednesday at Benedictine Military School in Savannah, Georgia.

Head athletic trainer Jack Holland said the freshman, who was not named by the school in accordance with HIPAA regulations, was unable to breathe on his own for 38 minutes and was shocked three times by an automatic external defibrillator (AED) in an effort to revive him, Savannah Now reported.

According to Benedictine’s head coach, Danny Britt, the athlete is in the intensive care unit of a local hospital and has begun responding to voice commands. Doctors said his brain and all his organs seemed to be fine.



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