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Water accident leaves Hoosier WR Isaac Griffith in medically-induced coma

Football practice, week two, day three, 08/06/13_Mike Dickbernd

A member of the Indiana Hoosiers football program is in critical but stable condition following an incident while on spring break in Florida Monday.

The father of Isaac Griffith confirmed via a series of tweets very late Monday night and into the early morning hours Tuesday that his son has been placed in a medically-induced coma “to allow his lungs to heal.”  Shannon Griffith described the incident that led to his son being hospitalized in ICU as “a water accident involving a rip current.”

The elder Griffin, who is the head football coach at Manchester College, and his wife flew to Florida from Indiana very late last night to be by their son’s side.

“Truly thankful for positive words and loving messages. I want to thank #HoosierNation and players who have been with Isaac or who reached [o]ut to us,” the dad wrote in a tweet later on in the morning. “We are a family of strength and faith. You can be assured we will #KeepChoppin and #PrayForIke.”

Griffith was a three-star member of the Hoosiers’ 2013 recruiting class coming out of high school in Fort Wayne., Ind.  He took a redshirt his true freshman season.

“We are aware of Isaac Griffith’s condition,” an IU statement began. “Our prayers are with Isaac and his family and we ask Hoosier Nation to keep the Griffith family in their thoughts.”

(Photo credit: Indiana athletics)

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4 Responses to “Water accident leaves Hoosier WR Isaac Griffith in medically-induced coma”
  1. Professor Fate says: Mar 18, 2014 11:27 AM

    All college football fans will keep Isaac in their thoughts.

  2. dhardy8207 says: Mar 18, 2014 11:36 AM

    Wishing this young man a speedy and complete recovery.

  3. seanb20124 says: Mar 18, 2014 12:37 PM

    Spring break is very dangerous, you mix alcohol and youth bad things can happen. I remember a year or two ago a Notre Dame recruit fell out of his hotel in Panama City. Very sad

  4. steeler1nation says: Mar 18, 2014 8:17 PM


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