Kill out of hospital, back to practice

Jerry Kill was admitted to the Mayo Clinic on Sunday after yet another seizure, but is now out and coaching practice

Adam Richard

Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill was released from the hospital at 11 a.m. Wednesday, and made it to a coachâÄôs meeting two hours later.

He returned to late afternoon practice and said he plans on coaching this weekend at Michigan.

âÄúIâÄôm not going home resting. IâÄôm doing everything I can,âÄù Kill said.

Kill has had sporadic seizures over the last six years since his battle with kidney cancer in 2005. Recently, those seizures have turned frequent, including more than 20 of them in a six-day period last week.

âÄúI have a situation âÄî a complicated issue,âÄù Kill said Wednesday. âÄúItâÄôs not something IâÄôm going to die from, but itâÄôs complicated right now. ItâÄôs dealing with seizures. Sometimes if youâÄôre out of it, youâÄôre out of it. Nothing I can do about it. ItâÄôs going to take a while.âÄù

Kill was admitted to the Mayo Clinic after suffering another seizure Sunday morning, one day after last weekendâÄôs loss to North Dakota State University.

Team doctor Pat SmithâÄôs primary concern now is the regulation of KillâÄôs anti-seizure medication âÄî doctors have been working on finding a balance for the medication, Kill said.

Defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys and offensive coordinator Matt Limegrover, who have been with Kill for 16 years and 12 years, respectively, had a contingency plan in case Kill had to miss a game.

 âÄúI expect him to be there. WeâÄôre going to prepare like heâÄôs not going to be there. IâÄôll be shocked if heâÄôs not there,âÄù Claeys said Tuesday.