Minnesota Coach Suffers Another Seizure During Game

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

Minnesota coach Jerry Kill was taken off the field on a stretcher at halftime of Saturday afternoon's game against Western Illinois in Minneapolis.

Kill has epilepsy and he has a long history of game-day seizures. He was lying on the ground, writhing back and forth with medical staff surrounding him right after the Gophers left for the locker room.

The university said later that Kill was at home and resting two hours after the game.

Kill has worked with doctors to bring his seizures under better control with medication, rest, nutrition and exercise, but the stress of a game day is hard to avoid.

Kill suffered a seizure in the locker room at halftime last November against Michigan State, his third documented episode during a game at Minnesota since taking over in 2011.

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