Rutgers football assistant Jerry Kill suffered a minor seizure on Sunday and is in the hospital.
While he was the head coach of the Minnesota Golden Gophers, the coach suffered from seizures before resigning from his position over concern for his health. He returned to coaching after a year without having any symptoms or seizures.
There is some speculation that the seizure is in some way related to an accidental hit that Kill took on the sidelines during the first half of the game on Saturday.
Staff effort to run offense when Jerry Kill is out. Still in hospital. Ash stressed he'll be back soon. Contingency plan in place. #Rutgers
— Ryan Dunleavy (@rydunleavy) September 11, 2017
Rutgers coach Chris Ash has officially confirmed the report on NJ.com
“Coach Kill had a minor medical setback,” Ash announced at his weekly Monday press conference. “He is going to be fine. Saturday, early in the game after the first drive, he got tumbled up. He was really discombobulated in the first half from it and had some headaches Saturday night.
Other coaches on the Rutgers staff will run the offense while Kill recovers from his episode. The defensive coordinator is in stable condition in the hospital and is not expected to miss a significant portion of time.
It remains unclear what effect this will have on how the school handles coach Kill moving forward. There is a chance that he’ll spend the remainder of the season calling games from the booth, away from the field of danger. However, coach Ash said he’ll “have those conversations later”.
Right now the biggest concern for Rutgers is making sure Jerry Kill gets his rest and returns to full health.
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