Imo Essien, a sophomore guard at Outdated Dominion, collapsed on the court docket Saturday throughout a basketball recreation in opposition to Georgia Southern.
Essien collapsed throughout the second half of the sport whereas enjoying protection.
Outdated Dominion’s Imo Essien collapsed throughout play on Saturday however was in a position to stroll off the court docket and medical workers revealed that he was responsive all through your entire incident.
No further medical info is understood. Thank God he’s okay 🙏🏼
— Jon Root (@JonnyRoot_) January 9, 2023
Coaches and medical workers instantly surrounded Essien. Outdated Dominion issued an announcement saying Essien was “responsive” and in “good spirits.”
“Imo Essien was evaluated by the ODU Athletic Coaching workers together with the GA Southern medical workers,” the assertion learn.. “He was responsive all through and was in a position to sit with the workforce at some point of the sport and drove house with the workforce. He’s in good spirits and can work with the ODU Sports activities Drugs Workers after they return to Norfolk.”
Assertion Relating to Imo Essien pic.twitter.com/Tyycn2CPwi
— ODU Males’s Basketball (@ODU_MBB) January 8, 2023
Essien doesn’t have a historical past of well being points. Final 12 months, he appeared in all 32 video games for the Monarchs.
Essien’s collapse got here lower than per week after Payments security Damar Hamlin collapsed on the sphere as a result of cardiac arrest. Nevertheless, not like in that recreation the place the NFL postponed and canceled Buffalo’s recreation in opposition to Cincinnati, play ultimately resumed between Outdated Dominion and Georgia Southern.
Outdated Dominion gained the sport 81-75.