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Jason 'J-Mac' McElwain hospitalized after bicycle crash

Updated: June 14, 2022 06:12 PM
Created: June 13, 2022 10:31 PM

GREECE, N.Y. (WHEC) - The high school basketball team manager who went viral in 2006 for nailing six three-pointers at his school's basketball game, crashed his bike into a car on the way to work Monday.

Jason "J-Mac" McElwain's mother, Debbie McElwain said he has several broken ribs on his right side. His right lung is collapsed. 

"They put a tube with an IV to drain blood out of his lung, Jason got anxious.  Autism causes heightened anxiety, so they induced a coma with sedation to put the breathing tube down his throat. They also gave him a nerve block for when he wakes up," said Debbie McElwain.

It happened this afternoon between Wendy's and the Bank. He was on his way to his job as a bus monitor for Greece Central Schools. . 

Doctors initially told his mother that Jason should be out of the hospital in 3-4 days, but now they’re saying possibly a week. 

They did a cat scan and he had no head injuries. He was wearing his helmet.  

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