Prep Basketball Player Who Collapsed Has Setback
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Minnesota high school basketball player who collapsed during a game has experienced a setback.
Zach Gabbard, of Perham, fell ill during a game in Glyndon on Jan. 20. The Forum of Fargo, N.D., reported Sunday that he was put back on a ventilator at a Minneapolis hospital after surgery Friday to remove a blood clot found in his heart.
According to a post on his CarbingBridge web site — where his parents have been keeping friends and family updated on the on the junior’s condition — his breathing tube had been taken out for the first time Thursday.
A post dated Friday night said doctors successfully removed the clot and didn’t expect Gabbard to be back on the ventilator long. The family called it a “minor backwards step.”
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