San Diego State senior forward Dwayne Polee II has been carted off in tonight's game against UC Riverside after collapsing with about 11 minutes left in the first half.
Polee didn't appear to make contact with any other player. He seemed to lose his balance while on defense and stumbled to the ground. It appeared that he was unconscious and his eyes were rolled back in his head. He seemed to regain consciousness relatively quickly after falling to the ground.
Coach Steve Fisher said after the game that Polee will receive tests tomorrow, but that he is alert and responsive and was never given oxygen or anything to make him become responsive. He did that on his own.
"Our number one thought right now is for Dwayne Polee, and he is in a spot where the experts will be able to take care of him" Fisher said.
Polee's parents, Steve Fisher, SDSU's athletic trainer and paramedics came out and tended to Polee, who was on the floor for about 10-15 minutes. The paramedics lifted Polee's jersey and attached equipment to his chest.
Eventually the paramedics moved Polee to a stretcher set to a sitting position. Polee was hooked up to a heart monitor and had another chord attached to his wrist. His teammates huddled around him as he was carted off, and Polee could be seen fist-bumping all his teammates. He waved to a cheering crowd as he was taken out of the arena and to a local hospital.
According to the AP's Bernie Wilson, an SDSU official said Polee was "completely responsive" and that it is unknown what happened to Polee.
SID Mike May says Polee is "completely responsive" and being taken to a hospital. SDSU officials don't know what happened.— Bernie Wilson (@berniewilson) December 23, 2014