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Coach Kill Released From Hospital, Plans To Work Monday

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — University of Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill has been released from the hospital, after suffering another seizure following the Gophers’ home game on Saturday.

Kill was discharged from the hospital Sunday morning.

“He was evaluated yesterday and this morning and all tests confirm that he remains in excellent health,” said team physician Dr. Pat Smith. “His only concern is his team and staff, and he is excited to resume his normal coaching duties as Minnesota prepares for Wisconsin this week. He plans to be back in the office tomorrow.”

Kill’s seizure occurred in his private locker room at TCF Bank Stadium after he had completed his post-game press conference. He was transported to the hospital as a precaution.

Kill has struggled with seizures for years, including several times last season in his first year with Minnesota.

Kill says his only concern is for his team and staff, and says he’s excited to resume his normal coaching duties as Minnesota prepares for Wisconsin this week.

WCCO’s Mike Max says the hospital stay was precautionary.

“Sometimes, when you have a seizure, you fall down and need to have your head checked out literally in case you hit your head. But there was never really a threatening situation. And it sounds like a lot of precaution taken on this one,” Max said. “I don’t know how they measure them, but no one seemed to think this was a seizure of any magnitude that would keep him side lined like the one last year.”

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School officials did not provide a status for next weekend’s game at Wisconsin. But Kill has never missed a game because of seizures and doctors say the coach plans to be back in the office on Monday.


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