High school freshman improving after collapsing

There’s still a lot of questions as to what caused Clayton Phelps to collapse during practice on Saturday. Pulaski Co. School officials say he was running the bases, then he went into the dugout and then he collapsed. Parents and others watching the practice rushed to help him.

“At that point CPR was administered, a local ambulance was called, and transported him to the local hospital,” said Assistant Superintendent Sonya Wilds.

From there he was airlifted to UK where he’s undergone several tests and he’s made some improvements. His progress is being updated on the Southwestern Baseball team’s Facebook page…where a recent posting mentioned how he responded to his mother. A posting mentioned how Clayton ‘squeezed his mother’s hand’ and was showing other signs of improvement.

His mother also thanks those who rushed to her son’s aide after he went down, saying that it’s very likely those quick actions may very well have saved his life.

School officials say Clayton is a popular, well-liked student, who is in the thoughts and minds of many at the school.

“Clayton is an excellent student. A very important part of the whole community. It’s always difficult when a student is injured or becomes seriously ill,” said Wilds.

Clayton Phelps’ condition was upgraded from critical to serious on Monday.


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