Bill “Wild Bill” Sproat is still recovering in a hospital in Salt Lake City, said family friend Lacy Broberg, but he “is doing much better, he is now alert and awake.” Sproat went to the Logan Regional Hospital June 11 with pneumonia-like symptoms. It was quickly determined he needed critical attention for his heart and was flown to Salt Lake City. Sproat has been diagnosed with an enlarged heart. Though doctors are unsure of the cause, they think it was caused by a virus and are currently performing tests. Full recovery will take several months, but Broberg said his family is excited for the progress he has already made. Sproat and his belly have been seen on televisions across the nation as Sproat shows his Aggie spirit. He quickly became a Utah State University legend and unofficial mascot, and was highlighted on ESPN First Take. The Facebook group Prayers for Wild Bill posts updates on Sproat as he’s in the hospital and asks for the community’s prayers to be with him as he recovers.
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