Cause of Texas teen athlete's death to take weeks

March 15, 2011 4:09:32 AM PDT
A Central Texas coroner's office says it will be weeks before pathologists know why a 16-year-old basketball player collapsed and died during a game in Austin. Robert Garza collapsed suddenly during a timeout in an AAU tournament game Saturday. Paramedics administered CPR but Garza was pronounced dead at a hospital. He was a high school junior in Roma, about 250 miles south of San Antonio.

The Travis County medical examiner's office says an autopsy has been conducted on Garza, who had no prior medical history. A toxicologist has ordered testing. Officials say it can take up to six weeks to complete the testing.

Garza died a little more than a week after a 16-year-old Michigan player collapsed and died after making a game-winning shot.

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