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Brett Greenwood wakes from coma


Former Iowa Hawkeye Football player Brett Greenwood is awake, standing, and talking after falling into a coma lasting more than a month, according to KWWL affiliate KWQC in the Quad Cities.  

Greenwood's high school football coach at Pleasant Valley received an email originating from Greenwood's mother, saying Brett was awake asking nurses about the Pittsburgh Steelers game.

The 23-year-old collapsed on the Pleasant Valley High School football field in September, where he attended high school. Officials say he suffered an apparent heart attack. Greenwood was treated at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics before being transferred to a special facility in Ankeny.

The four year Iowa starter was in training camp with the Pittsburgh Steelers just one week before he collapsed. Fans in Iowa City supported his recovery through a Go Green for Greenwood event on his birthday, and again at the Hawkeyes game at home against Louisiana-Monroe.

KWQC reports Greenwood will return to Iowa City on Friday for a medical procedure. He will then undergo speech and physical therapy in Ankeny.

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