‘Medical setback’ sidelines San Diego State senior forward indefinitely


One week after San Diego State senior forward Dwayne Polee II made his return to the court after missing more than two months of action after collapsing in a game against Bakersfield, it has been determined that he needs to return to the sideline.

According to Mark Zeigler of the San Diego Union-Tribune, Polee returned “abnormal” readings from a cardiac monitor that was implanted into his chest following his collapse in December. Per the report Polee’s medications are being adjusted, and there is no timetable as to when he’ll be able to return to the court.

Polee also had a cardiac monitor implanted just beneath the skin in his chest that records and analyzes the heart’s rhythms over an extended period. The monitor returned abnormal results, which often leads to adjustments in the accompanying medication until the readings stabilize.

Polee played 13 minutes in San Diego State’s win over San Jose State last Saturday, scoring three points. While it would obviously be good for San Diego State to have him back on the court, as the preseason all-conference selection would give them some needed offense on the wing, Polee’s health is of utmost importance at this time.

Even with this setback, the hope within the program is that Polee will be medically cleared to return at some point this season.