Estimated read time: Less than a minute
This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Doctors have told Purdue forward Jay Simpson his career is over because of a heart condition.
In a release issued Tuesday night, coach Matt Painter said the redshirt freshman was diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy — the same condition former basketball stars Hank Gathers, Reggie Lewis, Kevin Duckworth and Jason Collier all died from.
Painter called the decision "tough" and "upsetting." He said the Boilermakers were "very fortunate" their doctors were able to diagnose the condition.
Simpson started seven times and played in 26 games this season, averaging 4.3 points and 3.6 rebounds. The release said Simpson is on course to graduate in May 2016 and will remain on scholarship at Purdue.
Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.