Nov 17, 2012; University Park, PA, USA; Indiana Hoosiers helmet sits on the sidelines during the second quarter against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium. Penn State defeated Indiana 45-22. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Indiana WR Isaac Griffith in medically induced coma after Spring Break water accident


Nov 17, 2012; University Park, PA, USA; Indiana Hoosiers helmet sits on the sidelines during the second quarter against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium. Penn State defeated Indiana 45-22. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

A member of the Indiana Hoosiers football team is in a medically induced coma after a water accident during Spring Break. According to reports, Hoosiers wide receiver Isaac Griffith was involved in an accident and the coma was induced “to allow his lungs to heal.”

Griffith’s father, Shannon Griffith, who is the head football coach at Manchester University, confirmed the news.

“Truly thankful for positive words and loving messages. I want to thank #HoosierNation and players who have been with Isaac or who reached [o]ut to us,” Griffith’s father wrote on Twitter. “We are a family of strength and faith. You can be assured we will #KeepChoppin and #PrayForIke.”

Indiana University released a statement that they are aware of Griffith’s current condition and showing their support.

“We are aware of Isaac Griffith’s condition,” the IU statement read. “Our prayers are with Isaac and his family and we ask Hoosier Nation to keep the Griffith family in their thoughts.”

Hopefully Griffith will be able to push through this difficult time and come away with his full health.

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