Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill suffered a seizure on Saturday after he gave a postgame press conference on Saturday following his team’s loss to Northwestern 21-13.
Kill spoke with the media for about 10 minutes after the game and appeared healthy and strong, reports Yahoo! News. Just moments after he returned to the locker room, however, school officials stated that the coach suffered another seizure.
The team’s medical staff immediately tended to him and called an ambulance, which arrived at TCF Bank Stadium shortly after the seizure. Kill was then taken to a hospital, where he is reportedly alert and resting comfortably.
A press release issued by the university about two hours after the incident stated that they “do not anticipate further information on coach Kill’s condition being available Saturday night, but are hopeful about being able to provide an update on Sunday.”
It is still to early to say if coach Jerry Kill will be able to coach his team’s game next week at Wisconsin, butt he tough coach has taken pride in not allowing his condition to keep him from the sideline in the past. Saturday’s seizure is the latest in a long line of problems with seizures for the Minnesota football coach.
The Christian Post notes that Tracy Claeys, defensive coordinator at Minnesota, spoke with reporters on Sunday to say that Kill’s seizure was minor and he has since been released from the hospital. Claeys added that Kill could return to coaching as early as Sunday afternoon.
The defensive coordinator added that if Jerry Kill had not suffered a seizure in public, then he likely wouldn’t have gone to the hospital in the first place.
Jerry Kill has suffered from a series of seizures after he was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2005. His cancer is now in remission, but the seizures remain. The 51-year-old coach suffered severe seizures last season, the most severe of which came during a loss to New Mexico State in September, which left him hospitalized for days.