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USC DB off ventilator, still hospitalized with ‘breathing issue’

USC Trojans cornerback Baucham breaks up a pass intended for Hawaii Warriors wide receiver Gant during the first half of their NCAA football game in Los Angeles AP

A rather troubling story has been developing out west since the weekend, with a member of the USC Trojans still hospitalized with what’s only being described as a breathing issue.

Fifth-year senior defensive back Brian Baucham was removed from USC’s win over Cal Saturday and, after being tended to by Trojans medical personnel, he was taken from the Coliseum via an ambulance.  Citing a source close to the situation, the Los Angeles Times is reporting that Baucham was initially placed on a ventilator in the intensive care unit of an undisclosed hospital.

The good news, fortunately, is that Baucham is now off the ventilator and out of intensive care, although he remains in the hospital.  What the exact issue is and how long he will remain hospitalized is unknown as the school has declined to comment on the player’s situation.

Prior to the health scare, Baucham had been credited with three tackles.  he has played in two games this season after sitting out the 2011 season because of an eligibility issue.

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1 Response to “USC DB off ventilator, still hospitalized with ‘breathing issue’”
  1. sabatimus says: Sep 25, 2012 4:00 PM

    Does anybody know what happened to that other college player who broke his neck and vertebrae and had to get a tracheotomy on the field? I haven’t heard anything.

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