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Golden Eagles Basketball Player in Stable Condition After Tuesday’s Emergency


A member of the Shelbyville Central Golden Eagles basketball team that collapsed in the halftime locker room during Tuesday’s game at Lincoln County is reportedly now in stable condition, according to a statement released by Bedford County Schools Superintendent Dr. Tammy Garrett on Wednesday.

The game itself was suspended, but is currently planned to be made up on Thursday at 6:00 PM. The official statement in its entirety is included below:

(Shelbyville, TN) A male athlete and member of the Shelbyville Central High School Eagles basketball team collapsed in the locker room during halftime of last night’s game against Lincoln County.  The game was being played in the Falcon’s gymnasium in Fayetteville.

The SCHS senior required life-saving measures and was transported to the Lincoln County Hospital and airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville where he was reported to be in stable condition last night.

“We are so grateful to the folks at Lincoln County who assisted our athlete,” said Bedford County Schools (BCS) Superintendent Dr. Tammy Garrett.

“Their director of schools informed me there were four nurse practitioners present at the game who helped our student and utilized an AED device that was readily available. We thank the team at Lincoln County for their quick action that no doubt helped save him.”

No diagnosis is available at this time from BCS for what caused the medical emergency.

Garrett reported that the game was suspended. At this time, the plan is for the game to be rescheduled for Thursday night, February 15 at 6:00 PM.

“Extra counselors are on hand this morning at SCHS to support our players and coaches,” added Garrett.

“Please keep this student-athlete and his family in your thoughts and prayers for a full and speedy


Shelbyville Central Golden Eagles, Lincoln County, Dr. Tammy Garrett