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Wichita State men’s basketball player taken to hospital

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Tuesday, Sep. 3, 2013, at 7:37 p.m.
  • Updated Wednesday, Sep. 4, 2013, at 2:07 p.m.

Wichita State freshman guard D.J. Bowles was in good spirits on Tuesday night after collapsing during a workout at Koch Arena, according to his father.

“I felt better when I heard his voice,” Darren Bowles said “I was told he blacked out. We really don’t know what happened. He’s been a healthy child up to this point.”

D.J. Bowles was stable and alert after being taken by ambulance to Via Christi on St. Francis early Tuesday evening, according to assistant athletic director Larry Rankin. According to a 911 supervisor, a WSU athlete was taken in serious condition after passing out. The call came in at 6:13 p.m. Rankin said he was unsure of the circumstances that led to the emergency call.

Darren Bowles said two tests are scheduled for Wednesday.

Bowles is from Chattanooga, Tenn. He came to WSU from Oldsmar (Fla.) Christian.

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