Isaac Griffith, a redshirt freshman wide receiver at Indiana, was in critical condition Monday night after being involved in a swimming accident Monday in Florida. Griffith's father Shannon, the head football coach at Manchester College in northern Indiana, released a statement on Twitter saying that Isaac Griffith was involved in an accident "involving a rip current" in Sarasota, Fla. His father described Isaac Griffith's condition as "stable but still critical at this point," and said his son was in a medically induced coma to "allow his lungs to heal." Isaac Griffith was at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Griffith's parents traveled to Florida on Monday night to be with him. "We are aware of Isaac Griffith's condition. Our prayers are with Isaac and his family and we ask Hoosier Nation to keep the Griffith family in their thoughts," an IU statement read. Griffith was a member of Indiana's 2013 recruiting class. He set several receiving records at Homestead High School near Fort Wayne before becoming the first player to commit in that class for IU coach Kevin Wilson. He had 37 touchdown catches in high school and was an all-state player as a senior. "We ask for your thoughts and prayers," Shannon Griffith tweeted.
IU receiver Isaac Griffith in critical condition after swimming accident
Indianapolis Star | Mar 18