Oregon State: Chai Baker makes progress, remains in hospital

Oregon State Athletics issued a release Friday morning on the state of men's basketball freshman Chai Baker, saying his state his improved but he remains in the hospital for the time being. The full release, courtesy of Oregon State Athletics:

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University student-athlete Chai Baker, who suffered an apparent cardiac-related medical incident at the OSU Basketball Center on Tuesday, Aug. 19, continues to make positive progress, according to doctors at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center.

Baker, an Oregon State University freshman and member of the OSU men’s basketball team, is now breathing without any assistance of a ventilator, according to the doctors. He is able to feed himself and doctors are hoping that he will be able to be moved from the intensive care unit into a standard hospital room at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. Once he is moved, doctors will upgrade his medical status, which has been listed as critical, but stable.

Baker will remain in the hospital for the next few days, according to the doctors, as they continue to do diagnosis evaluations and determine his prognosis.

Media inquiries to Chai Baker and his immediate family remain restricted. Oregon State University officials will continue to update Baker’s condition as information becomes available.

Baker suffered a cardiac incident on Tuesday while working out with teammates during informal preseason drills at the OSU Basketball Center. Oregon State University certified athletic training staff provided immediate CPR and administered treatment using an automated external defibrillator (AED). Emergency medical treatment personnel from the Corvallis Fire Department were dispatched after a 911 call at 11:01 a.m. and arrived on the scene at 11:07 a.m.EMT personnel continued to administer care and transported Baker to Good Samaritan.

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