Buckeye basketball survives two health scares, ready for MSU
COLUMBUS -- Ohio State mens basketball feeling a little more settled tonight in East Lansing considering the health issues two players had to endure with immediate family.
Keita Bates-Diop's brother Kai had his life saved by a trainer after he collapsed in practice last week.
Bates-Diop’s younger brother, Kai, collapsed from an apparent heart attack Thursday. A trainer reportedly saved his life using a portable AED machine. Keita Bates-Diop returned home to Illinois once he received word of the incident.
Kai Bates-Diop was taken to a Peoria hospital for treatment. Head Coach Thad Matta says Kai may be a candidate for surgery later this week.
Kai Bates-Diop’s parents said Kai is recovering nicely according to Illinois radio station WJBC.
JaQuan Lyle's sister was in no less scary situation, falling into a coma surrounding child birth. Lyle was present when his sister came out of that coma. The sophomore guard returned to campus Monday to accompany the team to Michigan.
The 15-11 Buckeyes tip with MSU at 9 pm on ESPN.