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Updated: Minnesota WR released from hospital

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Updated 9/21 @ 1:10 p.m. ET: Minnesota has confirmed that wide receiver Andre McDonald was released from the hospital Thursday evening after what the player described as a minor heart problem. McDonald’s issue still isn’t officially known, but he is listed as “questionable” for this Saturday’s game against Syracuse.

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Minnesota freshman receiver Andre McDonald had to be admitted to the hospital Thursday for a minor heart problem, the Minnesota Daily reports.

McDonald told the paper he had a “little problem with my heart” in a phone interview Thursday afternoon. No other details about his condition were given. A university spokesperson would only confirm that McDonald was in the hospital undergoing tests.

“Andre McDonald is in the hospital and undergoing tests,” Gophers football spokesman Paul Rovnak said in a statement, via the Pioneer Press. “That is all the information I have at this time.”

McDonald, a three-star member of the Gophers’ 2012 class, has one reception so far this year. Whatever the issue, here’s hoping McDonald is out and on his way soon.

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