Tulane coach Curtis Johnson had to be admitted to the hospital Tuesday for what is being described as a fatigue issue, a team doctor told media during a media luncheon.
Johnson is currently finishing up some tests, but it’s not clear when he will be released from the hospital. Here’s what team Dr. Greg Stewart said about the situation via the New Orleans Times-Picayune:
“Right now I just got off the phone with the doctors at the emergency room. CJ is doing fine. He is sitting there talking with him. They’re going to finish up some of the bloodwork. None of the results are really back yet. … He’s doing fine. He’s talking and cutting up like he normally does so we’re expecting the results to come back and for him to be released shortly.”
Johnson (pictured, left) was working out this morning, but it’s not entirely clear when he left practice. Here’s hoping he’s okay and can get back to his team.
Tulane lost to Rutgers 24-12 over the weekend, Johnson’s first game as the Green Wave head coach.
Updated 7:35 p.m. ET: Tulane released a statement this afternoon addressing Johnson’s health. The good news is that he’s been discharged from the hospital and will be able to return to practice on Wednesday. Here’s the statement.
“This morning, Tulane head coach Curtis Johnson showed signs of heat illness and dehydration during the Green Wave’s morning practice and was transported to Tulane University Hospital & Clinic for evaluation. He will be discharged to return home this evening. He is in good condition and is expected to return to his coaching duties on Wednesday.”