Oregon coach hospitalizes three athletes

Oregon coach hospitalizes three athletes

Melanie Slay

The university of Oregon suspended their strength-training coach after football players hospitalized after a intensive, post-break strength and conditioning workout. The players have been diagnosed with Rhabdomyolysis, a syndrome where soft muscle tissue breaks down and enters the bloodstream, in some cases causing liver damage. Rhabdomyolysis is caused extreme deprivation of water and extreme exposure to heat and dry conditions.

The coach has been suspended without pay for a month.