IU receiver Isaac Griffith’s condition improves

Isaac Griffith in 2013 signing his letter of intent to play football at Indiana University.
Isaac Griffith in 2013 signing his letter of intent to play football at Indiana University.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)  The father of a former Homestead football standout who was hurt in a swimming accident in Florida this week reports that his son’s condition is continuing to improve.

Isaac Griffith was caught in a rip tide Monday night when he and three friends were swimming at Siesta Beach. Friends had to rescue Griffith when he was swept past the buoys.

Griffith’s father Shannon, the head football coach at Manchester University, sent a series of tweets Wednesday evening updating followers on his son’s progress.

“Today was a very good day for Isaac! Early this afternoon the doctors gave the orders to remove him from the ventilator and bring him out of his medically induced coma,” the tweet read. “He woke up well, is breathing on his own and resting at this present moment. We are still in a marathon for his recovery and this too is just a little battle. He is doing well we still have those little battles in front of us. He has responded to his name immediately, moved his hands, squeezed Kim’s {hand, moved his feet. He has some issues they are treating with antibiotics for his lungs but that is something we expected. We are giving praise to God for his strength and still need your prayers. We will update in the morning once he is evaluated but this was a big step forward for Isaac. Thanks for all the well wishes and support for our family. Our faith and strength in God and our prayers are being answered.”

Griffith graduated from Homestead High School in 2013 and red-shirted this past season at Indiana University.

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