MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota coach Jerry Kill has taken an open-ended leave of absence from the team to focus on treatment and management of his epilepsy.
The university announced the decision Thursday, before a scheduled news conference with athletic director Norwood Teague and defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys.READ MORE: Body Camera Video Shows Shootout With University Of Chicago Police Officer That Left Man Critically Wounded In Hyde Park
Kill had to miss the last game at Michigan when he suffered a seizure at home that morning and was unable to travel with the team. The Gophers don’t play this week, but his availability for the Oct. 19 game at Northwestern is now in doubt. Claeys is the acting head coach.READ MORE: Can Restaurants And Other Businesses Confiscate Fake COVID-19 Vaccination Cards? Officials Advise Against It
Kill said in a statement distributed by the university that “this was a difficult decision but the right decision.” He has had five seizures on game days.MORE NEWS: Stretch Of Southbound Bishop Ford Freeway Shut Down After Shooting Near 159th Street
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