Nov 25, 2013, 8:00 PM EDT
High Point senior forward Allan Chaney is recovering after an on-court incident with his defibrillator going off forced Chaney to leave last Sunday’s home game against Wofford.
The 6-foot-9 forward missed two years after being diagnosed viral myocarditis — an inflammation of the heart — and had the defibrillator installed in November of 2011.
In Sunday’s game, Chaney’s defibrillator went off for the the first time and he left the game for precautionary reasons.
Chaney spoke with The Sporting News‘ Ryan Fagan and told him what the experience was like:
“It’s just an unfortunate thing,” Chaney said to Fagan. “But I thank God that I’m not dead. That’s how I’m looking at it.”
After halftime, Chaney watched the game from the bench and he’ll go to get examined and figure out more with doctors early this week.
Chaney was granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA before this season and averaged 18.3 points, 9.8 rebounds this season after averaging 14.5 points and 8.1 rebounds per game last season.
- Auburn will not appeal Bruce Pearl’s show-cause penalty 2
- Kentucky freshman Julius Randle entering NBA Draft 0
- ACC’s league schedule highlights the flaws of massive power conferences 4
- Report: Tennessee hires Southern Miss coach Donnie Tyndall 1
- Rice transfer Sean Obi commits to Duke 1
- Adam Silver says raising NBA’s age limit a top priority 7
- NCAA council aims to change immediate eligibility waiver policy 0
- #UMassUnited: Thousands show to support Derrick Gordon during Westboro Baptist Church protest (18)
- Reports: Missouri’s Frank Haith agrees to take the Tulsa job (11)
- Jabari Parker is headed to the NBA (9)
- Adam Silver says raising NBA’s age limit a top priority (7)
- Former Marquette commits Ahmed Hill, Satchel Pierce follow Buzz Williams to Virginia Tech (7)