Three Itawamba Attendance Center students who were hospitalized last week at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis following a school basketball practice are home.
According to officials with the Itawamba County School District, the three students all suffered had rhabdomyolysis, a fairly common condition among athletes both professional and amateur. It’s most commonly caused by extreme strain to a muscle area coupled with dehydration.
Itawamba County Superintendent of Education Michael Nanney said the injuries were the result of a “short” and “concentrated” 25-minute workout to the students’ leg muscles.
Itawamba County Times