Archive - Dec 8, 2012

Archive - Dec 8, 2012

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Utah State Athletic Trainer Saves Basketball Player with AED

SALT LAKE CITY – A Utah State basketball player who nearly died after collapsing during practice Tuesday is expected to be able play again. Danny Berger collapsed during practice in Logan and fell into cardiac arrest. The team’s trainer revived him using a defibrillator.

Doctors have inserted a small defibrillator underneath Berger’s skin in his chest that would kick into action and restart his heart if it stops again. His left arm will remain in a sling for three weeks because of the defibrillator. After that, doctors say he should be cleared to play again.

”If I everything goes right, it seems like I’ll have a full recovery,” the 22-year-old Berger said Friday during a press conference.

Berger will be released from the hospital Saturday and plans to go to Utah State’s Saturday night game against Western Oregon.

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