Since returning to Logan, junior forward Danny Berger has become a quiet mainstay on the bench as his Utah State teammates play on without him. He hasn't had much of a public forum to say much about his recovery or his future.
On Thursday afternoon, the Aggies published a blog entry by Berger which served as a heartfelt thank-you to the folks who saved his life and the fans who have supported him.
Among his citations: God, his family, athletic trainer Mike Williams, team manager Jesse Parker, his doctors and paramedics, his teammates, and Aggies fans:
I also thank everyone who thought or prayed for me or sent me a message or a card or anything like that for what they did. I have realized how great the Aggie family really is. Thousands of people pulled together and have made this process a lot easier. The USU football team and their support, as well as the support from all the other teams, means a lot.
He talks about his visit to his hometown in Oregon, about his recovery and physical activity. He gives a forward-thinking message to Utah State observers wondering if he'll take the court again:
I am extremely blessed to have been playing the game of basketball my entire life, but especially at this level and this specific institution. I realize that more and more each day as I sit and watch practice. I love the game and miss it already, but understand now that it has been such a great experience to be able to receive such great enjoyment from the game. I love basketball and playing here at Utah State.
Read the full entry here.