Jerry Kill has seizure on sidelines during Gophers home opener
|Jerry Kill's seizure brought the game to a stunned, 10-minute silence.|
Moments after the Gophers nearly scored a dramatic game-tying touchdown, coaches and trainers were seen attending to Kill, who was laying on the ground on the sidelines. Suddenly, Kill shook violently and threw his arms out, as those around him tried to restrain him.
Kill was packed in ice, put on a stretcher, and taken to the hospital by the on-field ambulance, with the game and the crowd at TCF Bank Stadium brought to a stunned silence. Kill was taken to a hospital, and is reportedly in stable condition.
After the game, team doctor Pat Smith said Kill has had a history of seizures since battling cancer several years ago.
|Kill was coaching his first home game with the Gophers.|
The pass was incomplete, and moments later Kill was shown seizing on the ground. Kill's seizures and his treatment on the sideline brought the game to a 10-minute silent standtstill.
After the game, Smith said Kill was never in danger.
Smith blamed weather conditions for Kill's seizure, with the temperature during game time approaching 90 degrees, accompanied by high humidity.
"There is a history of trouble with dehydration and heat seems to kick that up," Smith said. "It was very hot and humid today, we have to do a better job as a medical staff keeping him hydrated."