Madison Central football player off ventilator and awake according to family

The player is identified as Jack Houston.

Madison Central football player off ventilator and awake according to family
Madison County football player Jack Houston. (Photo Source: Family)

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - The condition of a Madison Central football player who collapsed two days ago is improving.

The family of Jack Houston says he is now off a ventilator and awake. According to Madison County Schools, tests show his heart function is reduced and doctors think the cause is likely a condition he was born with, or the result of a viral infection.

Doctors will treat the condition with medication and implant a defibrillator as a safety measure before he can come home.

Houston collapsed Tuesday afternoon while on the practice field. A trainer immediately stepped in. The family is expressing their gratitude for all the prayers and support.

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