May 23, 2012

Burns Hospitalized

Filed under: Football,Injury,Players — Chas @ 7:05 am

Still no confirmed reports on what sent Derrick Burns to the hospital.

Pitt football player Derrick Burns was hospitalized Tuesday with an unspecified medical condition, according to a statement released by the school’s athletic department.

Burns, a 5-foot-11, 235-pound redshirt freshman fullback, was listed in stable condition Tuesday night. More information about his condition was expected after tests were completed.

Rumors are he was life-flighted to UPMC. That there is a blood clot. But again, no confirmation.

Hopefully this will turn out to be a small problem, or one that was caught early enough. It goes without saying, that his football career takes a backseat to being able to live a long and healthy life.

I hope this turns out to be nothing serious.

Comment by Chris 05.23.12 @ 7:29 am

Thoughts and prayers to the Burns family. Here’s to a quick and complete recovery for Derrick.

Comment by ECH 05.23.12 @ 9:09 am

Get Well Big Guy

Comment by Yup 05.23.12 @ 10:24 am

Thoughts and prayers with Derrick and his family.

Comment by JAM 05 Pitt 05.23.12 @ 12:03 pm

Didn’t he collapse and end up in the hospital early in Spring practices, too?

Comment by Digdug 05.23.12 @ 4:18 pm

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