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Updated: Bo Pelini ‘doing fine’ after being taken to hospital

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Updated 4:00 p.m. ET: Nebraska athletic director Tom Osborne said coach Bo Pelini is “doing fine” after leaving in an ambulance during the Huskers’ game against Arkansas State. Pelini wasn’t feeling well during the game and did not coach the second half. Here’s the statement from Osborne:

“As far as I know, all news on Bo (Pelini) is good. Precautionary tests. Word we’ve gotten back from the hospital is that he’s doing fine. I guess you can never say anything absolutely conclusively, but it looks as though he’s in good shape. I think that’s what he’d want you guys to know. We expect him to be probably back at it pretty soon. The guys you really need to talk to are the coordinators, so I’ll turn it over to those guys at this point. That’s about all I can tell you right now. It was strictly precautionary and, so far, everything has been just fine.”

It’s not entirely clear what Pelini was suffering from, but ESPN reported it was because of flu-like symptoms. In his own statement, Pelini didn’t offer much explanation:

“Everything is fine. They ran some precautionary tests and everything checked out just fine. I plan to be back at work tomorrow. I’m proud of our team and coaching staff for the way they responded this afternoon.” 

Nebraska won 42-13. 

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To say that Nebraska coach Bo Pelini has been sidelined with a health issue during today’s game against Arkansas State isn’t quite accurate; he’s actually not on the sideline.

He was, however, in the Huskers locker room as Nebraska took the field for the second half up 28-3 on the Red Wolves. ESPN2 is reporting that Pelini hasn’t been feeling well since this morning and has left the stadium in an ambulance. That has not been confirmed by the university.

A team trainer was taking Pelini’s pulse on the sideline in the first half.

Pelini did say that he was alright when asked about his health. It is reportedly nothing serious, though it’s not clear if/when Pelini will return to the game.

Defensive coordinator John Papuchis is the acting head coach right now for Nebraska. Certainly, here’s hoping Pelini will be alright.

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5 Responses to “Updated: Bo Pelini ‘doing fine’ after being taken to hospital”
  1. tuckfexas says: Sep 15, 2012 2:15 PM

    He’s headed for the hospital

  2. andrewproughcfe says: Sep 15, 2012 3:47 PM

    He busted an artery, but then he yelled at it and it got so scared it stopped bleeding.

  3. lowtalker says: Sep 15, 2012 4:26 PM

    Just goes to show you . . . . you shouldn’t eat pizza and a bowl of ice cream before the big game . . . it causes acid something or other . . .

  4. Legion Of Boom says: Sep 15, 2012 5:05 PM

    Love Bo, but if he calmed down a little, he could be the next greatest Dr. Bruce/David Banner.

  5. southernpatriots says: Sep 15, 2012 6:14 PM

    I love Coach Bo Pellini from this days at LSU. He was a great coach for us and he still is.

    Coach Bo has veins in his neck which are worn out, and a few in his forehead as well. Maybe it is a thrombosis? Either that or a blood pressure or heart related problem, but there is no sense surmising, we will know soon enough.

    I hope and pray that Bo Pellini will be well. May the doctors and staff diagnose and treat him accurately and may he recover quickly. I wish him well, very well.

    Best to you Coach Bo! Our thoughts and prayers are with you for a full recovery from whatever it and full health!

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