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SC State’s Solomon released from hospital after collapse on court

SC State Solomon Discharged Basketball

FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2017, file photo, South Carolina State players, including Damani Applewhite (35), react as Tyvoris Solomon is attended to after he was injured during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against North Carolina State in Raleigh, N.C. Solomon, who collapsed on the court during the game last week, has been released from the hospital. (Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP, File)

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Nearly a week after collapsing on the court, South Carolina State’s Tyvoris Solomon has been released from the hospital.

Solomon collapsed near the Bulldogs’ bench Saturday, and emergency personnel administered chest compressions before removing Solomon from the arena on a stretcher.

“We are pleased to report that Ty is heading home to rest and continue recovering from the scary situation during Saturday’s game,” Solomon’s family said in a statement. “On behalf of Ty and all his family, we’d like to express our gratitude to the Wake County EMS paramedics, S.C. State Athletic Trainer Tyler Long, and other first responders whose quick actions actually saved his life at PNC Arena. We’re also thankful to the compassionate physicians, nurses and other staff at UNC REX Healthcare who have cared for Ty the past few days.

“We would also like to remind everyone about the importance of CPR education, and knowing how to use automated defibrillators. Ty recognizes that he was in the right place at the right time to have a serious medical emergency that could have had a tragic outcome. Instead, he’s looking forward to resuming a normal life, eventually returning to school and making every second count.”

NC State topped South Carolina State, 103-71, after a 40-minute delay following Solomon’s collapse.

Solomon, a senior guard, is averaging 18.3 minutes per game this season for the Bulldogs.