- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 13, 2014

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (AP) - A southeast Missouri high school athlete who collapsed on the first day of football practice is expected to be out of the hospital in time for the first day of classes.

Fifteen-year-old Caleb Morrow was diagnosed with a rare heart condition after collapsing Aug. 4 during football practice at Poplar Bluff High School. Family members credited the team’s coach and trainer with saving his life by performing CPR until an ambulance arrived.

Caleb was diagnosed with an extremely rare syndrome caused by an extra electrical pathway in the heart that can cause rapid heartbeat. He has had corrective surgery, and KFVS-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1vEJMia ) he was expected to leave the hospital Wednesday - one day before the start of the school year.


Information from: KFVS-TV, https://www.kfvs12.com



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