Five Concordia basketball players hospitalized after strenuous exercise


A Chicago suburban college has postponed two men’s basketball games after five players were taken to the hospital after intense training.

River Forest’s Concordia University Chicago also temporarily fired coach Steve Koller, Chicago Tribune reported.

Athletic director Pete Gunnan sent a letter to parents on Thursday, explaining what happened after the team’s trip to California at the end of December, where they played two games. He said he underwent “particularly high-intensity college-level circuit training.”

“Some have argued that the intensity and difficulty of Saturday’s practice was a direct result of players breaking the curfew while in California.

It was not immediately clear whether any players were still hospitalized. An email seeking comment was sent to a spokesperson for the athletic department on Saturday.

“Our athletics program has zero tolerance for harassment or retaliation of any kind and a reporting mechanism is in place for students, coaches and related staff,” Gunan said in the letter. increase.

The Division III Cougars have postponed matches that were scheduled to be played on Tuesday and Saturday.


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