Indiana WR Isaac Griffith released from hospital after nearly drowning

Monday March 24th, 2014

Michael Hickey/Getty Images) An Indiana receiver is expected to make a full recovery after a swimming accident. (Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Indiana wide receiver Isaac Griffith was released from the hospital on Sunday after an accident while swimming on March 17, the Associated Press reports.

USA Today reported last Tuesday that a current had pulled Griffith away from a group of three friends while swimming in Sarasota, Fla.

During their swim, a strong current began to pull all four away from the shore. According to the report, Griffith "was taken approximately 15 yards past the swim buoy, where he started to go into distress."

Sarasota Memorial Hospital spokeswoman Kim Savage told the AP that Griffith was discharged on Sunday. The Fort Wayne, Ind., product and his family are set to return to Indiana, and he is expected to make a full recovery.

Kevin Wilson
SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide — from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Grant Wahl, Andy Staples and more — delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.