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Texas OL Patrick Hudson out of hospital after heat illness

September 13, 2018

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas sophomore offensive lineman Patrick Hudson has been released from the hospital and returned to class a week after heat illness at practice sent him to intensive care.

A Texas spokesman said Hudson left the hospital Wednesday. There has been no announced timetable for him to return to football.

Hudson was rushed to the hospital on Sept. 8 after his body temperature rose too high and team medical staff couldn’t get it down to normal levels despite putting him in a cold-water bath. He was out of intensive care the next day. Texas said Hudson stayed in the hospital as doctors ran further tests. The school has declined to give details because of health privacy concerns.

Maryland lineman Jordan McNair died of heatstroke June 13 after he was overcome at practice two weeks earlier. Maryland placed coach DJ Durkin on leave and parted with its strength and conditioning coach.

Texas hosts No. 22 Southern California on Saturday.

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