Poplar Bluff prep player survives collapse

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POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (AP) A southeast Missouri high school football player who survived an on-field collapse at the start of fall practice has been diagnosed with a rare heart condition.

Poplar Bluff High School sophomore Caleb Morrow collapsed soon after warmups Monday and was flown by helicopter to Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, where he was diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome.

The Poplar Bluff Daily American Republic reports that Morrow will need heart surgery for the congenital condition that causes a rapid heartbeat but may be able to again play football if he chooses.