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Minnesota Coach Jerry Kill Taken to Hospital After Suffering Seizure

ANN ARBOR, MI - OCTOBER 01:  Head coach Jerry Kill of the Minnesota Golden Gophers watches the pre-game warms ups prior to the start of the game against the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium on October 1, 2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
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Mike MoraitisAnalyst IOctober 13, 2012

Minnesota Golden Gophers head coach Jerry Kill has been hospitalized after the Gophers loss to the Northwestern Wildcats.

UPDATE: Sunday, October 14 at 12:20 p.m. ET by Rob Goldberg

The officially Twitter feed for the University of Minnesota football team released good news on Sunday when it announced that Jerry Kill was released from the hospital.

 

UPDATE: Coach Kill has been released from the hospital. #Gophers

— Gopher Football (@GopherFootball) October 14, 2012

 

After a few health scares for the coach, it is just nice to hear that everything is okay for now.

---End of Update---

Phil Miller of the Star Tribune (via Twitter) is reporting that Kill suffered a seizure after the Week 7 matchup:

Gophers confirm Jerry Kill suffered seizure after the game, was taken to hospital. Resting comfortably, he's alert, but no other info.

— Phil Miller (@MillerStrib) October 13, 2012

Miller's full report on the situation can be found at StarTribune.com.

While Miller is reporting that Kill is doing OK after the seizure, there isn't any additional info on his condition at this time. Hopefully for the Gophers, Kill can make a full recovery in time to be back on the sideline at some point this season.

This isn't the first time health concerns have arisen for Minnesota's head coach.

Last season, Kill collapsed on the sidelines during a Gophers game and was hospitalized shortly after.

Per a report from George Schroeder of USA Today earlier in the season, Kill sounded optimistic about his health.

"I'm doing great," Kill said. "I'm feeling great."

Also in Schroeder's report, it was confirmed that Kill has a seizure disorder that is reason for these serious health concerns. On top of that, Kill also beat kidney cancer back in 2006. So clearly, the Gophers' coach is a fighter to the fullest extent.

Kill is in the second year of rebuilding Minnesota's football program. Thus far in 2012, the Gophers are 4-2 and off to a solid start that has fans hoping for the best down the road after a lackluster three-win season a year ago.

We wish Kill the very best in his recovery.

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