Jerry Kill had a seizure while coaching in Western Illinois. Kill, the Gophers football coach, suffered the seizure during halftime and had to leave on a stretcher. On Sept. 14, FOX Sports reported that Kill is now resting comfortably after the medical incident on the sidelines.
"After Minnesota's players ran off the field with a 7-6 halftime lead, Kill remained on the sideline and began seizing for several minutes. The school's medical staff and Kill's wife, Rebecca, attended to him and let the seizure run its course before he was put on a stretcher and taken to the locker room," FOX Sports reported.
Jerry Kill's seizure was not the first of its kind either. The coach has suffered several seizures in the Gophers locker room over the years. He also suffered a "sideline seizure" in 2011 during Minnesota's game against New Mexico State. He is prone to seizures and they have sort of become a thing of normalcy for him -- but he has never missed a full game because of his health.
"In all of this, he's hardly missed any work. His recovery time now is so much better now than what it's ever been. ... I think they're getting closer and closer to getting a grasp on it. We all know what's expected of us in our jobs when it does happen," said defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys.
Jerry Kill is okay following the seizure but that doesn't mean it wasn't scary for the players or the watching fans. Hopefully his doctors can get his condition under control.
© Effie Orfanides 2013