Jerry Kill, football coach for University of Minnesota, was discharged from the hospital on Sunday after suffering a seizure following his team’s Saturday match against Northwestern.
Kill was hospitalized on Saturday night after he suffered a seizure in the coaches’ locker room at TCF Bank Stadium. Following his hospitalization, team officials said he was alert and resting. Kill was kept overnight for observation before being released.
According to team physician Dr. Pat Smith:
“He was evaluated (Saturday) and this morning and all tests confirm that he remains in excellent health. 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.”
You may recall that Jerry Kill suffered a seizure on the sideline of an active game against New Mexico State during the second week of last season’s regular season. The coach took no time off and returned for the team’s next game one week later. After suffering last season’s first seizure, Coach Kill would go on to have several more seizures that never interfered with his ability to coach the team.
The University of Minnesota are now 4-2 and are currently preparing to take on their rival Wisconsin on Saturday.
At this time, it is not clear if Jerry Kill will return to his coaching role immediately or take some time off to recuperate. Coach Kill has never missed a game because of his seizures.
I have a feeling coach Kill will be on the sidelines come Saturday’s game.