Towson confirmed Thursday morning that a member of the football team fell ill Monday and was hospitalized.
Citing HIPPA laws that protect the medical privacy of individuals, the university did not name the player. The player was transferred Tuesday from the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson to the Shock Trauma Center of the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, where he was listed in critical condition Thursday, said hospital spokesperson Cindy Rivers.
Towson released a statement confirming that he became sick during practice at Johnny Unitas Stadium.
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“This past Monday, just after 5:30 p.m., a member of the Towson University football team appeared to be in distress during a regular pre-season practice at Unitas Stadium,” the university’s release read. “Members of the on-site athletic department training staff assessed the player’s condition and determined that he required further medical attention and was transported to an area hospital. Towson University President Dr. Maravene Loeschke and head football coach Rob Ambrose have been in constant contact with the player’s family since Monday evening. They, along with the rest of the entire university community, continue to offer our student-athlete, his family and fellow-teammates all of our services and support.”
According to Weathersource.com, a website that archives weather, Monday’s high at Baltimore-Washington International Airport was 91 degrees.