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Wisconsin HS Basketball Player Collapses on Court

Andy Berg

A high school basketball player in Wisconsin was taken to the hospital after collapsing on the court during a game Saturday night.

Jordan Glenn, a junior guard for Wisconsin Lutheran, collapsed suddenly near the free-throw line as we walked back toward his team’s defensive position during a break in the action.

Wisconsin Lutheran president Dr. Ken Fisher told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that Glenn was revived on the floor thanks in large part to parents in the crowd who work as emergency room nurses.

“Our prayers are with the family and we’re grateful for the way that our first responders, the people who were out here and Menomonee Falls, responded to what was obviously a scary situation,” Fisher said. “We’re very pleased that he is responsive and is in a place that seems to be positive at this point. We continue to invite everyone’s prayers for his sake and the family’s.” 

Lutheran was facing Menominee Falls in a non-conference game between state-ranked teams.

According to the Sentinel, after Glenn collapsed, multiple fans rushed from the bleachers to help. An automated external defibrillator located just outside the gymnasium was utilized to revive Glenn.

The game was called by referees and fans were ushered from the gym. About 15 minutes later, Heimark told those waiting in the cafeteria that Glenn was alert and asking where his teammates were.

“This was something that was out of the blue and could have happened anywhere, so it’s a blessing to have medical professionals in attendance at the game,” Fisher said. “It’s my understanding that with their help he was responsive and desiring to have his friends around.”

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