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Wichita State’s Bowles undergoing tests after collapsing

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Wednesday, Sep. 4, 2013, at 1:25 p.m.
  • Updated Wednesday, Sep. 4, 2013, at 2:07 p.m.

Wichita State men’s basketball player D.J. Bowles was upgraded to fair condition on Wednesday evening, according to Via Christi director of communications Roz Hutchinson.

Bowles collapsed during practice on Tuesday evening at Koch Arena and was taken by ambulance to Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis. On Wednesday morning, WSU issued a news release describing him as stable and alert.

“I visited D.J. this morning,” WSU athletic director Eric Sexton said in the news release. “He is in stable condition, and will have a number of tests today. We may not know much more until we receive the results of the tests.”

Bowles, a freshman guard, is from Chattanooga, Tenn. On Tuesday evening his father, Darren, said he spoke with his son and described him in good spirits.

“I want to commend athletic trainer Todd Fagan, our athletic training staff, and emergency medical personnel, for quick and professional response exhibited in dealing with D.J.’s situation,” Sexton said in the news release.

Reach Paul Suellentrop at 316-269-6760 or psuellentrop@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @paulsuellentrop.

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