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Utah State football’s Josh Davis improving after medical issue

By Jacob Nielson for

LOGAN — A Utah State football player who suffered a medical emergency on Thursday afternoon is recovering at the hospital, according to an official statement from the university on Friday.

Redshirt freshman wide receiver Josh Davis suffered a “non-traumatic” sudden cardiac arrest during a spring practice at Maverik Stadium. He is currently in the Intensive Care Unit at McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden, and has been taken off life-sustaining medical devices and is breathing on his own, according to the university.

“Awake, alert, and breathing on his own,” head coach Blake Anderson told Utah State play-by-play voice Scott Garrard. “The training staff absolutely saved his life. No hesitation at all. Miracle.”

Davis collapsed at the beginning of Thursday’s practice and was immediately treated by Utah State’s athletic staff, led by Mike Williams, who is the associate athletics director for sports medicine, and followed by emergency medical personnel, who transported him to Logan Regional Hospital, the university said.

Davis, a second-year player from Carlsbad, California, was stabilized at Logan Regional Hospital before being transported to McKay-Dee Hospital, where the critical care team continued treatment with to lower the body temperature to preserve Davis’ neurological function, according to a statement.

His parents, Matt and Chrissy, arrived in Utah on Thursday night.

The university will release more information when it becomes available.

Utah State football’s Josh Davis improving after medical issue
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