One member of the Texas football program is not out of the medical woods quite yet.
Tom Herman confirmed Thursday that, the day before, UT offensive lineman Patrick Hudson was rushed to a local hospital after experiencing a heat-related medical event during practice Wednesday. Hudson was initially placed in intensive care but was moved out of ICU shortly thereafter after his body temperature and other vital signs returned to normal levels.
Saturday, UT athletic director Chris Del Conte told the Associated Press that Hudson remains hospitalized but is doing “great, better.” Hudson is still being tested and evaluated by doctors, and there is no timetable for his release.
The university continues to investigate exactly what happened at that Wednesday practice — Hudson was the only player with any heat-related issues that day — but Del Conte said nothing appears to be amiss in how the situation was handled.
“We’re going through the whole protocol, how it happened, where it happened, how it went, yes, we’re reviewing all that, and having our doctors also look at the whole thing.”
Hudson played in the first two games last year as a redshirt freshman, but suffered a season-ending injury in the Week 2 win over San Jose State.