A Wisconsin Lutheran basketball player has suffered a heart attack for the second time in the span of one year while on the court.
Jordan Glenn collapsed in the first half of the Vikings’ boys’ basketball game at Allis Central.
While the senior ‘Number 14’ guardsman lost consciousness during the game, Wisconsin Lutheran coach Ryan Walz said Glenn regained consciousness and managed to walk off the court, before emergency services took him to hospital.
Less than a year earlier Glenn was revived on the court after suffering cardiac arrest before collapsing at the free-throw line in a Menomonee Falls High School match.
It was reported that onlookers began administering medical attention, using an automated external defibrillator to revive him.
Some who attended the game and witnessed Glenn’s first collapse took to Twitter to tell of how the experience unfolded. Air Mama tweeted:
“I watched helplessly as 3 nurses saved the life of Jordan Glenn…you ladies are heroes in my book. We’re blessed to have you at our games! If we’re allowed to continue, I feel safer knowing you’re there!”
Wisconsin Lutheran president Dr. Ken Fisher told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that Glenn ‘was revived on the floor, thanks in large part to parents in the crowd who work as emergency room nurses.’
Following Glenn’s first medical incident, doctors performed multiple tests but found nothing wrong with Glenn. He was implanted with a defibrillator to shock his heart into restoring a normal heartbeat.
Details of what caused the basketball players’ second collapse have not been made public.