Justin McAfee, the 14-year-old boy who collapsed on a Little League baseball field May 12, Wednesday attended his first game since that event.
McAfee had an implantable cardioverter defibrillator placed inside his chest last week by specialists at Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City. The device, similar to a pacemaker, monitors McAfee's heart and delivers a shock when it detects an abnormal rhythm.
"It's been a roller coaster," said his father, Ken McAfee, talking about the family's emotions during the past few weeks.
He said doctors still are not certain why his son's heart failed, but determined it was a condition he's had since birth.
Justin McAfee was rounding second base during Little League practice when he suddenly collapsed.
Bystanders quickly rushed to his aid, and 14-year-old Jessica Moncrieff performed CPR until paramedics arrived.
"He's back to 99 percent Justin," Ken McAfee said. "He's got some stitches in his shoulder so he's still a little sore, and he can't swing a bat yet."
McAfee said his son didn't play Wednesday, and probably wouldn't for the rest of the season.
He said doctors were not sure yet if he would be able to play baseball next season.
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