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Home next stop for Indiana’s Griffith

Isaac Griffith
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Ex-Homestead standout released from hospital

Sunday, March 23, 2014 09:24 pm
Isaac Griffith is heading home.Less than a week after nearly drowning while swimming during a spring break trip to Florida, the Indiana freshman receiver and former Homestead standout has been discharged from a Sarasota hospital.

According to a hospital release, “Isaac Griffith continues to improve and was discharged from the hospital today. His family will be heading home to Indiana soon.”

Griffith’s parents, Shannon and Kim, had been with him during his hospital stay. Shannon Griffith, the head football coach at Manchester College, tweeted an update:

“Great day #Sunday. Isaac has been discharged from #SarasotaMemorial and we have started our journey back to Indiana. Kim and I are so very thankful for everyone who lifted our son up in their prayers, the hospital staff, and Sarasota for helping two strangers in need.”

Shannon Griffith posted two photos of his son smiling in a wheelchair as the family prepared to return to Indiana. Isaac Griffith was treated for pneumonia and a lung infection, but healed quicker than doctors expected. He tweeted today for the first time since his accident.

“Nothing more to say except I’m blessed. Indiana, I’m on my way home today. I can’t thank everyone enough for their support in these past few days for me and my family. I can’t say enough how grateful I am. God’s got a plan for everything.”

It’s uncertain when Isaac will return to school and when he would be healthy enough to rejoin the football team. He redshirted last season. The Hoosiers resume spring practice this week.

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