Nebraska coach Fred Hoiberg briefly hospitalized after appearing ill

first_imgHoiberg was seen looking visibly ill on the bench during the game.Fred Hoiberg who is coaching the game while fighting an illness just left the court with several minutes remaining in the game. Hope he’s ok.— Chris Hassel (@Hassel_Chris) March 12, 2020CORONAVIRUS UPDATES:Every sporting event canceled so far as COVID-19 spreads in United States, CanadaHe released a statement Thursday morning explaining that his illness is not related to the COVID-19 outbreak that is causing the NCAA and individual conference to impose spectator bans on games or cancel events all— Fred Hoiberg (@CoachHoiberg) March 12, 2020Earlier in the night, NBC Sports reporter Rob Dauster reported that “there’s concern” that the Nebraska team would need to be quarantined. March Madness reporter Andy Katz reported that the team had not left Bankers Life Arena following the game. Nebraska coach Fred Hoiberg was hospitalized following the Cornhuskers’ Big Ten Tournament game against Indiana on Wednesday. He left the game four minutes before the final buzzer of an 89-64 loss.According to reports, he was released a few hours later from Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis. Nebraska reported he was “diagnosed with Influenza A (common cold).”  Nebraska men’s basketball team is not leaving Bankers Life Arena. They were brought their food outside the locker room. They are not letting people back to the area now. I just walked back to the area here and they told me no one from Nebraska will be made available.— Andy Katz (@TheAndyKatz) March 12, 2020UPDATE: Christopher Heady of the Omaha World-Herald reported the team had been cleared to leave the locker room and load onto the team bus for a return to the team hotel.The Big Ten, in response to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), announced Wednesday that it would strictly limit access to its remaining conference tournament games starting on Thursday. The NCAA Tournament and NIT will similarly restrict tournaments as well.News of Hoiberg’s hospitalization comes after the NBA announced it would suspend its season indefinitely after a player — reportedly the Utah Jazz’s Rudy Gobert — tested positive for COVID-19.last_img

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