Scary news from Boston

Utah State lost its second game in a row Saturday morning to Northeastern. But that news is of secondary concern to the Aggies now.

Nate Bendall, the team’s starting center, was taken to a Boston hospital for observation after his heart rate would not slow down after the game.

According to a report from Shawn Harrison of the Logan Herald Journal, Bendall was experiencing difficulty catching his breath late in the game. The hard physical nature of the contest explained that to a degree, but when the heart rate did not lessen in the hours after the game, USU trainer opted to take Bendall to a hospital for testing and evaluation rather than board a plane with the team and return home.

Bendall scored 15 points and had nine rebounds in the game, a 64-61 loss to the Huskies.

According to the Herald Journal, Bendall felt better by Saturday evening and was expected to catch a flight back to Utah with Williams on Sunday.

His status for Tuesday night’s game against Idaho State is uncertain.

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