Sophomore guard Kedrick Flomo underwent emergency heart surgery Monday night at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.
“We had a very scary situation with him (Flomo) yesterday,” said Head Coach of men’s basketball Matt McMahon. “A situation that required him to be transferred to Vanderbilt for emergency heart surgery.”
McMahon said he will not be able to play in the 2015-16 season but their top priority is Flomo’s health and recovery.
“Kedrick will not be playing this season but is expected to make a full recovery and his future looks bright,” said Director of Athletics Allen Ward.
McMahon said he spent time with Flomo and his family Tuesday night and will return to check on his progression. McMahon said doctors expect him to make a full recovery. According to a press release, Flomo has been moved out of ICU and is alert and eating.
Tuesday afternoon Flomo was tweeting to his followers, “Appreciate all the prayers. My recovery has been amazing! God is good. Only expected to be out for a month.”
Other players like junior guard Damarcus Croaker and junior forward Gee McGhee tweeted positive thoughts and prayers to their teammate.
From an athletic standpoint, Ward said their trainers and team doctor handled the matter.
“We are very fortunate to have outstanding employees in our sports medicine area and a team doctor like Dr. Richard Blalock, that has been with us for years,” he said.
Flomo came to Murray State from North Forsyth High School in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. As a freshman, he played in 29 games, contributed 30 assists and 10 steals while averaging 10 minutes per game.
Vanderbilt Medical Center staff declined to allow The News to speak to Flomo, stating he was still under hospital care.