Texas football player Patrick Hudson has been released from the hospital. This week, the Longhorns announced that the sophomore offensive lineman was released after being rushed to the hospital a week ago and placed in intensive care.
Hudson’s medical problems stemmed from heat illness.
“Longhorn sophomore offensive lineman Patrick Hudson has been released from the hospital and will return to classes on Thursday,” a statement from Texas read. “As of now, no timetable has been set for a return to physical activity.”
From the release:
Hudson suffered a heat-related illness on Sept. 5 during practice at Frank Denius Fields. Athletic trainers tried to get his body temperature back down to normal, but an emergency crew was called. Hudson, listed at 6-foot-5, 330 pounds on the UT roster, stayed in the hospital for the remainder of the weekend for further evaluations. Athletic director Chris Del Conte said Hudson has experienced four heat-related episodes during his time at UT.
Hudson returned to classes on Thursday.
“It was a scary thing obviously, and all our prayers went out to him and his family,” offensive coordinator Tim Beck said after Wednesday’s practice. “Certainly, super excited that he’s back. Great young man who was really worked hard and developing, and he was really coming along.”
While he has been released from the hospital and has returned to class, there is no timetable for Hudson’s return to action. The Longhorns want to ensure he is back at 100 percent before allowing him to return to the field.
This weekend, the Longhorns take on the No. 22 USC Trojans on Saturday, Sept. 15. Kickoff at Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium is set for 8:00 p.m. ET on FOX.