Detroit Northwestern Basketball Player Suffers Cardiac Arrest – DetroitNews 2/1/23


Cartier Woods, a senior on the Detroit Northwestern boys basketball team, went into cardiac arrest during a game Tuesday night and is on life support, according to Nikolai Vitti, superintendent of Detroit Public Schools Community District.

“He was administered CPR and was rushed to Henry Ford Hospital,” Vitti said in an email circulating on social media. “As of this email he is on life support and the next 24 hours are critical to his survival. With permission from Cartier Woods’ legal guardian, his aunt, I send this email to you requesting your prayers, thoughts and/or well wishes for his recovery.”

Northwestern was playing host to Detroit Douglass when according to PSL Executive Director Jay Alexander, Woods took himself out of the game, then collapsed near the bench.

“He was sitting on the sideline and just collapsed,” Alexander said of Woods. “He felt like something was wrong, so he just told the coach he needed to come out of the game because he wasn’t feeling well.”…

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