Nevada Wolf Pack offensive line coach Ron Hudson has been missing time this spring and will continue to sit out for the foreseeable future, after undergoing open-heart surgery earlier this year.
According to a report from the Reno Gazette Journal, Hudson underwent the heart surgery seven weeks ago.
Last May, Hudson made an emergency trip to the hospital and the heart condition was initially discovered. It was determined that the Nevada assistant had atrial fibrillation, a rapid and irregular heartbeat.
When doctors first went to perform the surgery on Feb. 25, a blood clot was discovered and they were unable to perform surgery.
Surgery was conducted the very next day.
The medical scare for Ron Hudson has everyone on the Wolf Pack coaching staff looking at things very differently.
”It puts things into perspective very quickly,” head coach Brian Polian said. “The fans and everybody, I don’t think they understand the level of commitment the coaches and players give. People tell you it’s not life or death, but we take this very seriously.
“When you see something like that, you take a step back and remember what’s really important. Obviously, being a husband and father is the most important thing for him.”
Hudson is expected to return to the sidelines for summer camp in August.
*Featured Photo (above) credit to Andy Barron/RGJ