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USC’s Brian Baucham improving after weekend health scare

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

Exactly one week after being removed from USC’s game with Cal and subsequently hospitalized, Brian Baucham is improving but still dealing with issues that sent him to the hospital in the first place.

Citing a person familiar with the situation, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday night that the cornerback was released from the hospital on Wednesday, but continues to experience coughing fits as well as headaches.  Baucham was in the intensive care unit and on a ventilator until Monday before he had improved enough to be moved into a standard room at the hospital.

Shortly after being admitted to the hospital, doctors discovered, the Times wrote, “a bleed on the brain and fluid in Baucham’s lungs.”

Several Trojan players had experienced flu-like symptoms in the days leading up to the conference game.  From the paper:

USC doctors ran tests during the week to determine Baucham’s condition and also gave him fluids, but he still had a fever Friday and Saturday.

Baucham was removed from the Cal game in the second quarter and treated with fluids. He returned in the third quarter for a few plays, but could not continue and was treated again.

USC, which is on a bye this weekend, have not addressed Baucham’s status.  The defensive back’s availability for the Week 6 game against Utah this coming Thursday is unknown as well.

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3 Responses to “USC’s Brian Baucham improving after weekend health scare”
  1. parkcityute says: Sep 29, 2012 11:30 AM

    I know we don’t have much chance but I want Brian and all the USC players well and playing for them against us. Get well very soon Brian.

    Go Utes!

  2. papabush88 says: Sep 29, 2012 11:40 AM

    @parkcityute

    You’re a true college football plan. Going to be a great game on Thursday. Sad to see Wynn end his career

    Fight on!

  3. papabush88 says: Sep 29, 2012 11:41 AM

    Supposed to say fan* not plan. Thanks, Siri.

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