Following a near-death experience nearly a week ago, there’s some very good and encouraging news regarding the status of Isaac Griffith.
The Indiana wide receiver’s father, Manchester (Ind.) University head football coach Shannon Griffith, tweeted Sunday that his son “has been discharged from Sarasota Memorial and we have started our journey back to Indiana.” The younger Griffith had been hospitalized since Monday after nearly drowning after he got caught up in a rip tide while swimming during a spring break trip to Florida.
Griffith was placed in a medically-induced coma to allow his lungs time to heal, the dad tweeted at the time. Were it not for the heroics of a friend, Isaac Griffith could very well have drowned, an incident report from the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office stated.
Suffice to say, the elder Griffith is relieved and thankful his son is on the road to recovery.
Thankful for everyone who lifted our son up in their prayers, the hospital staff, and Sarasota for helping two strangers in need.—
Shannon Griffith (@MUCoachGriff) March 23, 2014
There’s no word yet on what if any impact the incident will have on Griffith’s availability for the 2014 season.
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.
(Photo credit: Shannon Griffith’s Twitter account)