Player out of hospital after near-fatal injury

Updated: November 12, 2012, 6:43 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- A University of Houston defensive back left a hospital Monday, six days after a hit in practice tore a major vein that feeds his heart and left him in critical condition.

The school said cornerback D.J. Hayden was discharged from Memorial Hermann-Texas Trauma Institute in Houston. Hayden and his family won't be available for comment immediately, UH athletics spokesman David Bassity said.

The senior was taken by ambulance to Memorial Hermann Hospital after the collision ...

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