Isaac Griffith

Indiana University receiver Isaac Griffith at a practice. (Twitter)

Indiana University receiver Isaac Griffith was in critical condition Tuesday after what his father described as "a water accident involving a rip current."

Shannon Griffith, who is football coach at Div. III Manchester, tweeted Monday night that he and his wife were flying from Indiana to a Florida hospital to be with their 19-year-old son, whom he said was in a medically induced coma "to allow his lungs to heal."

On Tuesday morning Shannon Griffith tweeted some encouraging news.

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My wife, Kim, and I have been at Isaac's bedside since 2 AM we are encouraged with his progress in ICU but we have small battles to face and

— Shannon Griffith (@MUCoachGriff) March 18, 2014

Issac Griffith set numerous school records at Homestead High in Fort Wayne, Ind., including for career receptions (119), yards (2,453) and touchdowns (37) and single-season points (162) and receiving touchdowns (22). 

He redshirted the 2013 season with the Hoosiers.


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