Utah St basketball player in critical condition

Utah St basketball player in critical condition
December 5, 2012, 3:23 pm
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FILE - In this March 28, 2012, file photo, Utah State's Danny Berger (12) shoots against Mercer during the CollegeInsider.com college basketball tournament championship game in Logan, Utah. University spokesman Tim Vitale said that emergency responders had to use a defibrillator to get Berger breathing again after he collapsed during practice Tuesday, Dec. 4. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Kim Raff, File)


SALT LAKE CITY (AP) A Utah State basketball player who collapsed at practice and who stopped breathing remains in critical condition.

Intermountain Medical Center spokesman Jess Gomez says Danny Berger is in critical condition Wednesday at the hospital in Murray.

Utah State officials said the game scheduled for Wednesday night in Provo between Utah State and Brigham Young has been postponed because of Berger's condition.

A spokesman for Utah State's athletic department, Zach Fisher, said Berger collapsed on the court during a practice Tuesday in Logan. University athletic training staff performed CPR on Berger and used a defibrillator to get Berger breathing again.

It is unknown what caused Berger to collapse. Fisher said tests and evaluations are ongoing and that the school will release more when information is available.

The 22-year-old junior was born in Fort Collins, Colo., and went to high school in Medford, Ore. He played basketball at Chemeketa Community College in Oregon before coming to play for Utah State. He is a starting forward for the Aggies. He averages 7.6 points per game and 3.6 rebounds.

BYU's basketball team sent its thoughts and prayers to Berger through a Twitter post.

Fisher said the game with BYU will be rescheduled for a later date.