Texas offensive lineman Patrick Hudson was taken to a local hospital on Wednesday when the team’s trainers could not get his body temperature back to normal levels during the afternoon workout.
Head coach Tom Herman shared details of the incident Thursday during his final availability prior to Saturday’s home opener against Tulsa.
“Sent him to the hospital, the doctors there got his temperature back down to normal,” Herman said about the 6-foot-5, 330-pound Hudson, a sophomore. “Then, all of the tests are to try to figure out why he got a heat illness when nobody else did.”
Hudson was treated in the intensive care unit and remained in the hospital Thursday. He will miss this week’s game against Tulsa and undergo further evaluation.
Herman initially called Hudson’s illness a “full body cramp” when he revealed the situation after practice.
Texas trainer Anthony Pass said in a statement that Hudson’s body temperature could not be regulated, prompting the medical staff take charge.
“We immediately went into our exertional heat illness protocol, which included cold water immersion in order to get his temperature down and to transport him to the hospital for further care,” Pass said in the statement. “Patrick’s condition continues to improve.”
–Steve Habel (@stevehabel), Field Level Media