Former Charleston Southern basketball player Omar Carter is recovering from a medically induced coma after suffering a head injury during a summer-league game, according to Bucs coach Barclay Radebaugh.
Carter, who played two seasons at CSU before transferring to Appalachian State, was playing in a summer-league game in Charlotte on Tuesday night when he fell and hit his head, Radebaugh said he was told. Carter apparently suffered a heart attack and/or a seizure and was taken to a local hospital.
There, Carter was placed in an induced coma, Radebaugh said. He woke up from the coma this morning and his vital signs are “terrific,” Radebaugh said.
Carter, a 6-5 guard from Charlotte, was the Big South freshman of the year for CSU in 2007-08, averaging 15.5 points and 6.5 rebounds for the Bucs. He averaged 13.3 points and 7.9 rebounds in 2008-09 before transferring to App State. There, he made all-Southern Conference and averaged 16.3 points in 2010-11 as a junior, and scored 11.7 points per game as a senior in 2011-12.
Carter played pro ball last year in Brazil.
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