San Diego State forward Dwayne Polee II, who hadn't played since collapsing on the court in late December, suited up Saturday night against San Jose State and saw his first game action in nearly two months.
Polee came off the bench and played 13 minutes in the Aztecs' 74-56 win, finishing with three points on 1-of-2 shooting from beyond the arc. He also had a steal.
"It's been exciting, and kind of stressful," Polee told U-T San Diego of his return to the court. "I wanted to get on the floor so bad and do something I love so much ... I just tried to get in there and do what I do best, playing defense and bring energy, and I think I did some of that and we went on a little run."
Before the game, the school tweeted a photo of Polee in game attire to wish him well.
The 6-foot-7 Polee missed a layup and collapsed face-first while turning to run down the other end of the floor against UC Riverside on Dec. 22, and was taken to the hospital. His parents were in the crowd and left the stands to be with their son.
According to sources, Polee underwent numerous tests and was diagnosed with cardiac arrhythmia, or an irregular heartbeat. He was recently cleared to play by medical personnel.
Polee was averaging 8.4 points for an Aztecs team that had played the past 15 games without its athletic senior. Polee is a fifth-year senior who began his career at St. John's.