Skip to content

Utah State’s Danny Berger collapses at practice

Dec 4, 2012, 7:38 PM EDT

Danny Berger, Spencer Butterfield

Danny Berger, Utah State junior forward, collapsed at practice and stopped breathing this afternoon, according to reports. He was revived.

From ABC4 in Logan, UT:

Preliminary reports suggest Berger stopped breathing, but was revived.

ABC 4 News has learned that Berger was to be flown to the Intermountain Medical Center in Murray.

We’ll update this post as more news comes out.

UPDATE 1:

UPDATE 2: The Salt Lake Tribune is reporting that a defibrillator was used on Berger before he was taken to the hospital:

A source close to the program said that the incident happened during practice. Berger was standing by himself when he collapsed and lost consciousness.

UPDATE 3: Utah State sent out the following release: “Berger was tended to on the court by the USU Athletic Training staff, CPR was performed and the AED was used on him until ambulance personnel arrived. Berger is currently in stable, but critical condition. Tests and evaluations are ongoing, and further information will be released when available.”

They also said that “it is not known at the current time about the status of Wednesday’s scheduled game at BYU”.

UPDATE 4: Wednesday’s game has been officially postponed:

  1. 69jaredallen69 - Dec 5, 2012 at 12:56 AM

    Saying a prayer for this young man and his family…hope a full and speedy recovery

  2. mungman69 - Dec 5, 2012 at 7:50 AM

    Gad, he almost died.

Leave Comment

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!