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I just posted in the BG thread that Antino is dedicating the rest of his final season to E-man because his season is over. 

 

Situations like this push basketball so far down the list of priorities that it is hardly visible. Get well, big man.

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Wow...I saw his leg wrapped during the Buffalo game and thought he was out with some minor knee problem? 

 

Hope he has a full and speedy recovery.  I agree with Clark - seems like a great, hard-working kid.

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I hope his surgery goes well.  I saw him go out of the game and thought it was a minor injury.  Wishing him a speedy recovery.

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Wow... Thoughts and prayers for a speedy and proper recovery. Love how he plays with so much energy.

 

Question. Is this heart surgery or leg surgery?

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He had open heart surgery.  While it's tough to lose him, there was initial fear that this was something potentially even more serious than it was.  I'll leave the rest of details for E/the team to share if they choose, out of respect to both.

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On 1/11/2018 at 8:02 PM, UAZip0510 said:

He had open heart surgery.  While it's tough to lose him, there was initial fear that this was something potentially even more serious than it was.  I'll leave the rest of details for E/the team to share if they choose, out of respect to both.

 

Is he staying in Akron and/or trying to take any classes this semester? Any chance for extended eligibility due to the medical hardship?

 

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21 hours ago, ZippyRulz said:

 

Is he staying in Akron and/or trying to take any classes this semester? Any chance for extended eligibility due to the medical hardship?

 

 

From what I gather, he's expected to still be around.  He'll apply for an extension but it's unlikely given that he played half of the season. 

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After searching I notice that there has not been ANY update since January on this board about Emmanuel's health condition.

 

However, about a month or six weeks ago, I noticed a video from the university which featured an interview with E-Man.  I think I originally found it on Twitter -- but I don't think it was produced by the MBB staff.  I'll continue trying to find it, but the intro to the short (maybe 2 minute) clip detailed the medical situation with Emmanuel, and noted that it was not a congenital or chronic heart problem, but rather a clot caused by a piece of tissue that detached form the area around his heart valve (best as I can remember).  It described how it became apparent when E-Man partially lost his vision during the game prior to the surgery.  This loss of vision somehow was the tip-off to doctors about the nature of his problem, and they knew how to treat it medically.  So, the apparent good news is that the doctors don't expect a likelihood of any continuing problems associated with this specific occurrence, and I guess it means he's able to continue playing and conditioning as before January's surgery, and it shouldn't effect his long-term health 

 

I hope I'm properly restating what I listened to on the video -- given my non-medical background.  I'm surprised that no one has ever linked it on here!  Did anyone else see this??

  

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E-man is supposed to get medical clearance to go back to full contact practice this week. He is hitting the weight room hard to put back the muscle mass he lost during his time off. At this time the future looks bright.

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