Central Michigan quarterback John Keller has received some amazing news. Just one month after being shot in the chest and “fighting for his life,” the 20-year-old announced that he has been discharged from the hospital on Friday.
Keller had been placed on a ventilator and was in the ICU after being struck by gunfire at a party.
“Very thankful to be heading home today,” Keller wrote on Twitter.
“First, I have to thank god and I want to thank all of you for the prayers and support as they have been answered on this tough road. Thank you Hurley for saving my life. Blessed.”
Very thankful to be heading home today. First, I have to thank god and I want to thank all of you for the prayers and support as they have been answered on this tough road. Thank you Hurley for saving my life. Blessed @HurleyMedical @CMU_Football @footballhoover pic.twitter.com/OQD2U8snGu
— JK (@JKeller8_) May 21, 2021
The man who pulled the trigger in the altercation, Kenneth Thomas, has been arrested and faces 10 charges, including two assault with intent to murder charges. Thomas was also charged with several other firearm felonies, which included using a gun to cause bodily harm and firing a rifle while in a home.
As for Keller, his football future remains in the air but we continue to wish him a full recovery.