Player Collapses At Practice: Danny Berger Hospitalized In Critical Condition
Utah State player Danny Berger collapsed during basketball practice on Tuesday afternoon. Berger was taken to the hospital and is currently in critical but stable condition.
According to Desert News, Berger collapsed at the Dee Glenn Smith Spectrum in Logan, Utah. He was given CPR on the court by the USU athletic staff. An automated external defibrillator was also used on Berger before he was transported via ambulance to Logan Regional Hospital. Berger was then taken by helicopter to the Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah.
USU writes on the official team website:
“Utah State men’s basketball student-athlete Danny Berger had a serious medical situation during practice Tuesday afternoon and was transported to Intermountain Medical Center in Murray … Berger is currently in stable, but critical condition. Tests and evaluations are ongoing, and further information will be released when available.”
The cause of the collapse is not known at this time.
USU was scheduled to play BSU tonight but both universities have agreed to postpone the game.
BYU writes on Twitter:
“Athletics officials form BYU and Utah State have determined tonight’s men’s basketball game will be postponed due to the serious medical condition of USU student-athlete Danny Berger that occurred during practice on Tuesday. The game was originally scheduled for tonight at 7 p.m. in Provo and will be rescheduled for a later date.”
Berger is currently a junior and is in his second year with the Aggies. He is averaging 7.6 points and 3.6 rebounds per game.