UNLV football player recovering from surgery after heart attack, will leave hospital later this week

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — UNLV Football running back Darran Williams, who suffered a heart attack during a workout last Tuesday, will reportedly leave the hospital later this week after having surgery.

Williams announced on his Twitter account Tuesday afternoon he had a heart procedure scheduled. He posted the following message on social media.

Williams suffered the heart attack last Tuesday while running sprints at practice. He was placed in a medically induced coma at Sunrise Hospital and awoke on Thursday.

Darran’s father, Keith Williams, said that his son was diagnosed with an enlarged heart and will need a defibrillator.

This means that Darran’s playing days are over, but he will remain on scholarship and stay involved in the UNLV Football program.

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