Tests for Notre Dame men's basketball forward Burgett

Staff reports
ND Insider

With three games in seven days this week, Wednesday was the mandatory day of rest for the Notre Dame men’s basketball team.

Sophomore power forward Austin Burgett spent part of his off day undergoing tests after he experienced difficulty breathing and felt ill early in the second half of Tuesday’s 76-74 loss at Florida State.

The 6-foot-9 Burgett, who started a second straight game for the first time in his career, played the first four minutes of the half before being subbed out because he had trouble breathing.

Florida State medical personnel at the Donald L. Tucker Center administered an Electrocardiogram (EKG) for Burgett, who was said to be experiencing an irregular heartbeat.

Further tests may be necessary Thursday for Burgett. His status for practice and for Saturday’s game against Wake Forest is uncertain.

One of five Irish to appear in all 19 games this season, Burgett is averaging 6.3 points and 2.4 rebounds in 15.7 minutes.

He played 21 minutes with seven points and an assist against the Seminoles.