Former Tennessee men's basketball player Emmanuel Negedu has received a waiver from the NCAA to be eligible to play this season at New Mexico.
UT assistant coach Steve Forbes said he talked with Negedu Friday. UT staff member Marc Pancratz also talked to Negedu and released the information on his Twitter account about the 6-foot-7 forward receiving the waiver.
He has three years of eligibility remaining.
Negedu's heart stopped following a workout in the UT indoor football facility on Sept. 28, 2009. He had a internal cardiac defibrillator implanted in his chest and did not play last season.
UT announced in April that they would not give medical clearance for Negedu to return to the team.