ND’s Torres doing fine after going to hospital for shortness of breath


Notre Dame senior forward and Penn High School alum Austin Torres left Monday’s exhibition game because of shortness of breath and was taken to the hospital for precautionary reasons but is now OK.

“Torres, his heart rate revved a little but he’s fine, it calmed down,” Irish coach Mike Brey said after the game. “We were very cautious about anything like that. He’s not had any heart issues but it was fluttering and revving so they took him down to run some other tests. He is fine and I guess we’ll get more of an update tomorrow.”

Torres played three minutes and a had slam dunk before requesting to leave the game because of the shortness of breath. He later left the bench area and headed to the locker room with a trainer. Torres was feeling fine at that point but Notre Dame decided to take him to the hospital to be sure.

The Irish won the exhibition game 103-48 over Catholic. VJ Beachem led the way with 20 points. Bonzie Colson added 17 and Steve Vasturia had 14.

Matt Ryan, out injured with a foot injury for the last several weeks, returned to action scoring points in 14 minutes.

The Irish open up the regular season by hosting Bryant Saturday at noon at Purcell Pavilion.

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