Five days after suffering a seizure on the sidelines late in Minnesota’s loss to New Mexico State, Jerry Kill has been released from the hospital, the school announced Thursday.
“I’m pleased to report that Coach Kill has been discharged from care,” said Gophers football team physician Dr. Pat Smith said in a statement. “He is in good spirits and eager to get back to work. He has no restrictions and is free to return to work when he feels up to it.”
While it’s certainly good news that Kill’s been released, his coaching availability for the short-term is somewhat up in the air.
In the release, the school wrote that Smith was unable to state with certainty when Kill would return to work or whether he would coach at Saturday’s game vs. Miami (Ohio).
However, the decision will be left up to Kill whether or not to coach. Hearing stories of Kill since his hiring by the Gophers, that means he will very likely be back on the sidelines.
UPDATED 11:17 p.m. ET: In somewhat of a surprise, Kill attended the Gophers’ practice Thursday shortly after being released from the hospital. Here’s a portion of the school’s release on the head coach rejoining his team.
Kill was discharged from the hospital during the lunch hour. Just a few hours after his discharge, he was back with the Gophers. Kill said he went home to change clothes and then came directly to the Gopher football complex. He was on the practice field with his team for the entire practice, which lasted roughly two hours.
Kill addressed the team following practice, telling them he was headed home to get some rest. But he also told them he planned to be back at work on Friday morning.