Texas G Hudson hospitalized by heat stroke

The Sports Xchange

September 07, 2018 at 1:50 pm.

Offensive guard Patrick Hudson of Texas remained hospitalized on Friday, two days after he suffered heatstroke during practice, head coach Tom Herman said.

Herman said the 6-foot-4, 335-pound sophomore had a “full body cramp” and the team’s trainers put him in a cold bath to get his body temperature down before an ambulance arrived.

Hudson was placed in the intensive care unit at the hospital, but was moved to a regular room after his temperature returned to normal.

“Everything’s great,” said Herman, whose team plays Tulsa on Saturday. “His body temperature is back to normal. All the vitals are great.”

Herman said doctors were running tests to determine why Hudson’s body temperature spiked when those of others didn’t in 95-degree temperature during practice.

The coach said it was his decision to practice outside instead of using the school’s indoor facility.

“Patrick was initially being treated for exertional heat cramps during practice on Wednesday and in the process of treating him, our medical staff identified his body temperature rising,” Anthony Pass, the Longhorns’ head football athletic trainer said.

“We immediately went into our exertional heat illness protocol, which included cold water immersion in order to get his temperature down and to transport him to the hospital for further care. Patrick remains in the hospital and his condition continues to improve.

“He’s kind of a cramp guy. For a massive human being, he’s not very fleshy. He’s got a pretty low percentage of body fat.”

Hudson, listed as second team left guard on the Texas depth chart, played in the first two games last year, pushing Chris Warren III into the end zone for a touchdown against San Jose State.

However, he sustained a knee injury in that game that knocked him out for the season.

Maryland offensive lineman Jordan McNair died of a heatstroke on June 13 after he was overcome by heat at practice two weeks earlier, prompting the school to part ways with its strength and conditioning coach.