MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – WVU forward Akok Akok was hospitalized Friday night after suffering an apparent medical emergency during the second half of WVU’s charity exhibition vs. George Mason.
Akok was walking off the floor for the first media timeout of the second half when he collapsed, and a flurry of medical personnel immediately rushed to his side. Medical officials appeared to rip Akok’s jersey open and provide an IV during a delay that went over ten minutes long.
He was taken off the court in a stretcher and transported to Ruby Memorial Hospital for further observation, according to the team’s Twitter account.
“WVU forward Akok Akok suffered a medical emergency during the second half of the West Virginia-George Mason charity exhibition game,” the university said. “He was transported to Ruby Memorial Hospital for further observation. More information will be provided when available.”
Play resumed after another five-minute warmup period.
Interim head coach Josh Eilert said after the game that Akok is in stable condition and in good spirits. He will be kept overnight for observation, and he’s already texting his teammates congratulatory words after the teams 85-78 comeback win.
More information will be provided on this post when available.