Results 1 to 17 of 17

Thread: Mikhail Torrance Rushed to Hospital After Collapsing

  1. #1
    100 Miles from the B count55's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    5,772

    Default Mikhail Torrance Rushed to Hospital After Collapsing

    http://nba.fanhouse.com/2010/08/20/m...sing-on-court/

    Torrance was only five minutes into a light workout of shooting when he suddenly collapsed, hitting his head on the floor when he fell.

    Several trainers came to his aid immediately. Paramedics arrived on the scene soon afterward, and continued trying to revive him. Torrance soon stopped breathing, and he was taken by stretcher to a nearby hospital while paramedics continued giving him CPR.

    Torrance was expected to be leaving soon for Israel, where he had signed signed a contract to play for powerhouse Maccabi Tel Aviv.
    Really scary stuff.

  2. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to count55 For This Useful Post:


  3. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Tampa, Florida
    Age
    25
    Posts
    1,604

    Default Re: Mikhail Torrance Rushed to Hospital After Collapsing

    Man, I was worried about this when I heard about the enlarged heart condition he had.

  4. #3
    Member tsm612's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Noblesville
    Posts
    426

    Default Re: Mikhail Torrance Rushed to Hospital After Collapsing

    Wow, that is scary. Really good talent and seemed like a good person. He's actually who I wanted from the second round. Hopefully he pulls through.

  5. #4
    Member pacers74's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Plainfield
    Posts
    2,288

    Default Re: Mikhail Torrance Rushed to Hospital After Collapsing

    Sounds like Hank Gathers. I hope he is okay.

  6. #5
    Member ChristianDudley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Southern Indiana; not far from Louisville, KY
    Posts
    1,578

    Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo

    Default Re: Mikhail Torrance Rushed to Hospital After Collapsing

    Hopefully he gets through this episode, and assuming he does, I'd say it would be time to hang them up and don't go the professional basketball route as it isn't worth his life--especially since it seems his heart can't handle all that much.

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to ChristianDudley For This Useful Post:


  8. #6
    Go Colts! Shade's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Age
    36
    Posts
    44,228

    Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo

    Default Re: Mikhail Torrance Rushed to Hospital After Collapsing

    Quote Originally Posted by ChristianDudley View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Hopefully he gets through this episode, and assuming he does, I'd say it would be time to hang them up and don't go the professional basketball route as it isn't worth his life--especially since it seems his heart can't handle all that much.


    Let's hope he pulls through.

  9. #7

    Default Re: Mikhail Torrance Rushed to Hospital After Collapsing

    Well this explains why he wasn't drafted despite being worthy of playing in the league. Hopefully he makes a quick recovery.

  10. #8
    I have a Member xBulletproof's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    4,671

    Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo

    Default Re: Mikhail Torrance Rushed to Hospital After Collapsing

    Sad sad sad. I thought he was promising.

    Irks me that I have to use past tense. I can't imagine anyone will sign him.

  11. #9
    DIET COKE! Trader Joe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Troll Hunting
    Age
    26
    Posts
    30,859

    Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo

    Default Re: Mikhail Torrance Rushed to Hospital After Collapsing

    So...did he pull through?

    “WE NEVER SURRENDER, WE NEVER GIVE UP, WE KEEP ATTACKING”- Frank Vogel
    momentarygodsblog.com https://twitter.com/momentarygods

  12. #10
    NaptownSeth is all feel Naptown_Seth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Downtown baby
    Posts
    12,618

    Default Re: Mikhail Torrance Rushed to Hospital After Collapsing

    Per ESPN
    He was transferred to the intensive care unit at Sarasota Memorial Hospital and was breathing with the aid of a ventilator.
    Not good.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/news/story?id=5480319

  13. The Following User Says Thank You to Naptown_Seth For This Useful Post:


  14. #11
    DIET COKE! Trader Joe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Troll Hunting
    Age
    26
    Posts
    30,859

    Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo

    Default Re: Mikhail Torrance Rushed to Hospital After Collapsing

    Quote Originally Posted by Naptown_Seth View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote

    “WE NEVER SURRENDER, WE NEVER GIVE UP, WE KEEP ATTACKING”- Frank Vogel
    momentarygodsblog.com https://twitter.com/momentarygods

  15. #12
    Release Psycho T pwee31's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    7,169

    Default Re: Mikhail Torrance Rushed to Hospital After Collapsing

    Quote Originally Posted by Ozwalt72 View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Man, I was worried about this when I heard about the enlarged heart condition he had.
    So was every GM in the NBA

    Really sad news that you hate to hear about. I remember in HS there was a big guy at Lawrence North or Central in Indy that passed away from an enlarged heart. Jon Stewart maybe

    Can't remember his name, but really sad to hear, hope Torrance can pull through this

  16. #13

    Default Re: Mikhail Torrance Rushed to Hospital After Collapsing

    Yep. Jon (or John) Stewart. That was a serious tragedy and a surreal day/two.

  17. #14
    play harder! focused444's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Denver
    Posts
    610
    Mood

    Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo

    Default Re: Mikhail Torrance Rushed to Hospital After Collapsing

    *update* from fanhouse.com

    positive news

    http://nba.fanhouse.com/2010/08/21/m...ble-condition/

  18. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to focused444 For This Useful Post:


  19. #15
    Member IndyHoosier's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Indianapolis
    Posts
    293

    Default Re: Mikhail Torrance Rushed to Hospital After Collapsing

    A little more info, alot of the same. Hope he comes out OK.

    http://www.hoopsworld.com/Story.asp?story_id=17144

    Our Friend Khail: As some of you may have heard, our good friend Mikhail Torrance collapsed on Friday while training at the IMG Basketball Academy in Bradenton, Florida.

    Mikhail is a very good kid. He has a great personality. He is an amazing basketball player; in fact I'd argue he was the second-best point guard in this year's draft.

    Mikhail graduated from Mary G. Montgomery High School, in Eight Mile, Alabama. He was a four-year player at Alabama where he averaged 15.6 points per game and just over five assists per game.

    Coming out of Alabama he was barely on the NBA radar as most teams viewed him as a shooting guard.

    Mikhail had a stellar Portsmouth Tournament and really showed teams that he could run a team as a point guard, and at a legit 6'6 he started to gain a lot of interest around the league.

    Mikhail was invited to work out for more than a dozen NBA teams including Indiana, Detroit, Miami and New York. A number of those teams talked about acquiring late first-round draft picks to secure him in the draft.

    Mikhail had been diagnosed with "Athletes Heart" - athletic bradycardia - which is a common enlarging of the heart due to extreme training. It's not life threatening, but is something that is monitored on a regular basis and is common among endurance athletes.

    Mikhail never had any problems; he was medically cleared every year by Alabama so he never thought anything of it.

    He even cleared the NBA's Combine testing without an issue.

    Enter the New York Knicks.

    The Knicks do a more thorough heart test as part of their medical evaluation and Mikhail was flagged as having a predisposition to ventricular tachycardia - the same thing that killed Hank Gathers.

    Once word got out that Mikhail could have this condition, his draft stock dropped through the floor and he ultimately went undrafted.

    A few teams said they'd consider signing him if he passed genetic testing - which he passed. Everything seemed like it was going to blow over. Offers started coming in and ultimately Mikhail signed in Israel with Maccabi Tel Aviv, and his dream of playing professional basketball was going to come true.

    Early last week he started light workouts at IMG, he'd been doing light cardio and basically getting shots up when he just collapsed.

    Tim Povtak from Fanhouse was there to talk with Sasha Vujacic, and just happened to catch up with Mikhail as he waited for Sasha. Mikhail walked away from Tim and got up about a dozen shots and was taking a water break and just collapsed.

    The IMG trainers rushed over to him and administered CPR and kept CPR going until the Paramedics got there and that likely saved his life.

    Had he been at a local gym or a Rec center, he'd likely be dead today.

    Mikhail is doing better today. His vitals are strong. He is breathing on his own. He was in a medically induced coma, which they are bringing him out of today. The fear of brain damage is somewhat lower because of the outstanding reaction at IMG, but until he is conscious and they can do testing it is still a big unknown.

    Mikhail is in the ICU and he's still listed in critical condition, but he's better today and the hope is he'll be even better tomorrow and make a recovery from this.

    The thing about it is it could have happened walking across the street. Mikhail is really lucky it happened where there were people who knew what to do.

    Those IMG guys likely saved his life.



    Read more NBA news and insight: http://www.hoopsworld.com/Story.asp?...#ixzz0xU7LKxZN

  20. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to IndyHoosier For This Useful Post:


  21. #16
    Member IndyHoosier's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Indianapolis
    Posts
    293

    Default Re: Mikhail Torrance Rushed to Hospital After Collapsing

    Some good news on the Mikhail Torrance story. Hope he wakes up soon.

    http://nba.fanhouse.com/2010/08/25/m...ng-on-his-own/

    Former Alabama star Mikhail Torrance, who suffered a heart attack Friday during a workout at the IMG Basketball Academy in Bradenton, Fla., began breathing on his own for the first time Wednesday after being taken off a ventilator.

    A CT scan done late Tuesday also came back negative, adding to the recent optimism surrounding him.

    "This is great news, very significant," said Happy Walters, Torrance's agent, who has been in constant contact with the family at the hospital. "And we're hoping for more soon. We're hoping he wakes up soon.''

    Torrance still has not regained consciousness since he collapsed on the court and was rushed to a nearby hospital by paramedics. Walters said there has been some movement in his arms and legs.

    A hospital spokesperson said Wednesday afternoon that his condition has been upgraded to "serious but stable."

    Walters said if Torrance awakens soon, he expects doctors to do immediate surgery to implant a device to protect him from having another heart attack.

    Torrance, 21, has known for years that he had a heart condition, but it was not considered life-threatening by most doctors who had talked to him. He had played four seasons at the University of Alabama without a problem. He was expecting to be drafted by the NBA in June, but individual teams shied away after he underwent extensive medical testing at the pre-draft camp.

    So instead, he signed a contract to play professionally in Israel for Maccabi Tel Aviv, and he was preparing for the upcoming season when he suddenly collapsed.

    His family has asked for privacy at the Sarasota Regional Hospital, where they have been since Friday evening.

  22. The Following User Says Thank You to IndyHoosier For This Useful Post:


  23. #17
    Member IndyHoosier's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Indianapolis
    Posts
    293

    Default Re: Mikhail Torrance Rushed to Hospital After Collapsing

    New info via his agents Twitter:

    http://twitter.com/Happywalters

    Great news on Mikhail Torrance. He walked today! He had assistance, but he followed commands! He knows his right from his left, and he is
    about 18 hours ago via web

    starting to focus on objects. Dctrs pinched him and he grimmaced, an improvement from a few days ago when he showed no emotions. Tomorrow
    about 18 hours ago via web

    he will be able to leave ICU and go to a private room. All ur prayers and good wishes are working! Myself and family thank every1 so much
    about 18 hours ago via web

  24. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to IndyHoosier For This Useful Post:


Similar Threads

  1. Michael Jackson rushed to hospital: report
    By Mr. Pink in forum Market Square (General Non-Sports Discussion)
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-25-2009, 07:38 PM
  2. The Road Back - The Kevin Everett story (Good Read)
    By Since86 in forum Indianapolis Colts
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-13-2007, 11:47 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •