A major tragedy was avoided thanks to the efforts of doctors at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
Kaseem Vauls, a 21-year-old defensive lineman for the Jackson State Tigers’ football team, had to be resuscitated by doctors after going into cardiac arrest on Wednesday. Vauls’ father, William, informed J.T. Keith of The Clarion Ledger that his son is in stable condition.
William told the newspaper that Kaseem was dealing with stomach pains for several weeks before going to the hospital. William explained that doctors believe toxins were building up in his son’s blood stream, which led to the health scare:
“What the doctors think happened, that when Kaseem’s heart was failing, that what was giving him the stomach pains. His liver was suffering as fluid built up with toxins in his liver, kidneys and blood. All those toxins built up in his blood stream and his heart could not operate properly and the machine is being used to clean out the blood and toxins.”
William was also informed by a cardiologist that Kaseem’s heart was only at 10-15 percent. Thankfully, Kaseem sought medical attention in time and was able to be taken care of by the doctors.
The Tigers’ football team will look a lot different in 2023. Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders left the school to accept the Colorado Buffaloes’ head coaching position in December. T.C. Taylor, who played college football at Jackson State, was named the new head coach.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.