Former Catholic High star and current LSU freshman running back Derrius Guice on Wednesday was transported to a hospital from the LSU football practice facility after losing consciousness, two sources told The Advocate.
Guice tweeted late Wednesday, a sign that he’s in good condition.
LSU spokesman Michael Bonnette confirmed that a player was taken to a hospital Wednesday. He declined to reveal the identity of the player or his injury or illness. EMS spokesman Mike Chustz confirmed the same as Bonnette.
Guice was not working out at the time of the incident. He had experienced sickness earlier in the day before arriving at the football facility on Skip Bertman Drive, two sources said.
Guice weighed in on Twitter at 11:18 p.m. Wednesday, confirming that he was not working out when he passed out.
WBRZ-TV first reported that an unnamed player was transported to the hospital and had a photo of the player being unloaded or loaded into an ambulance.
Guice was rated a five-star prospect by Rivals.com and was ranked as high as the No. 2 running back in the 2015 class. LSU is currently conducting summer workouts under supervision of the strength and conditioning staff.
Guice rushed for 1,341 yards and 21 touchdowns, along with 617 receiving yards and eight touchdowns as a senior at Catholic last season. He rushed for 1,101 yards and 11 touchdowns as a junior.
Guice was named the MVP of the US Army All-American Game in January after catching a pair of touchdowns — one for 92 yards and another for 61.
“If you recall, Guice went to the Army All?American game and then selfishly moved to wide receiver and then dominated the game from the wide receiver spot,” coach Les Miles said during National Signing Day in February.
Miles is set to meet with reporters Thursday at SEC Media Days in Hoover, Alabama.
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