San Diego State forward Dwayne Polee II collapses during game, taken to hospital
San Diego State senior Dwayne Polee II was on defense tracking his man along the perimeter during Monday night’s game against UC Riverside when the forward took a face-first fall to the ground and collapsed with 11:08 remaining in the first half.
The San Diego Union-Tribune‘s Mark Zeigler was covering the game and witnessed the scary situation, as the game was delayed:
Dwayne Polee II just passed oiut with 11:08 left in the first half Scary situation.— Mark Zeigler (@sdutzeigler) December 23, 2014
Polee was lying on his stomach as his parents rushed out of the stands. He's rolled over on his back and appears conscious.— Mark Zeigler (@sdutzeigler) December 23, 2014
Polee was taken off on a stretcher after about 10-15 on the floor with paramedics attending to him. He appeared conscious.— Mark Zeigler (@sdutzeigler) December 23, 2014
College Basketball Talk has decided not to include video of the incident in this post.
According to Zeigler, paramedics responded on the scene by lifting Polee’s jersey and attaching monitoring equipment to his chest. Polee spent about 15 minutes on the floor before being lifted onto a gurney and taken through the tunnel to an ambulance.
The AP reports that Polee was conscious when he was wheeled off of the court and his teammates came over and gave him fist-bumps. Polee also pumped his fists towards the crowd. San Diego State officials say that Polee was responsive and being taken to a hospital, but they aren’t immediately sure what happened. Polee also had electrodes hooked to him.
Obviously, we hope everything ends up okay with Polee and that he is cleared to continue playing again shortly.