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Safety recently cut by Steelers hospitalized with heart condition

Brett Greenwood, Brett Brackett AP

A week ago, Brett Greenwood was an undrafted rookie safety cut by the Steelers. Today he’s in the hospital after collapsing while working out.

The Quad City Times reports that the 23-year-old Greenwood suffered an apparent heart attack during a workout on his old high school’s football field in Pleasant Valley, Iowa, on Friday afternoon. He was listed in critical condition.

The Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier reports that Greenwood’s former high school coach, Ed Morrissey, said Greenwood was in an induced coma.

Greenwood went from walk-on to four-year starter at Iowa, and he was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Steelers at the start of training camp.

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10 Responses to “Safety recently cut by Steelers hospitalized with heart condition”
  1. stealersfannot says: Sep 11, 2011 8:23 AM

    Not the news you want to hear about a 23 year old kid. Peace to him and his family and prayers for a speedy recovery.

  2. mswravens says: Sep 11, 2011 8:36 AM

    Very sad story…humbling day…best wishes to this young man & his family. G-d Bless the USA.

  3. eaglesfan290 says: Sep 11, 2011 8:38 AM

    A Heart Attack at 23 years old ………….wow keep this kid in your prayers.

    Get well soon

  4. theconservativewatchtower says: Sep 11, 2011 9:28 AM

    My thoughts and prayers are with this young man get well soon.

  5. mikebyrne1502 says: Sep 11, 2011 9:29 AM

    Best of luck kid. Hope everything is ok

  6. steeltownpride says: Sep 11, 2011 9:30 AM

    I wish him a speedy recovery . Such a great athlete as well . Wondering if its a undiagnosed heart condition ? Weird .

  7. qdog112 says: Sep 11, 2011 9:32 AM

    Good young. I hope you get well soon.

  8. pooflingingmonkey says: Sep 11, 2011 9:59 AM

    What a shame. Hopefully they’ll find a cause, and this young man can get on with life.

    Good luck, Brett. Get well soon!

  9. egls7 says: Sep 11, 2011 10:13 AM

    Prayers to you kid. Here’s hoping you make a full recovery and sign with a team

  10. dmobey says: Sep 11, 2011 3:51 PM

    In everyone’s prayers.

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