NEW ORLEANS -- Tulane University Football coach Curtis Johnson taken to hospital Tuesday morning after overheating at practice.
Tulane's team physician, Dr. Greg Stewart, said Monday afternoon that “C.J. is doing fine."
Johnson needed medical attention Monday morning dealing with the heat. A few hours later, they said, he was joking with doctors, so the school did not believe the problems were significant.
What actually happened is a little fuzzy, but according to the Green Wave athletic Department, Curtis Johnson didn't actually collapse from the heat. They say Tulane finished practice while doctors attended to Johnson on the sideline.
Senior quarterback Ryan Griffin said C.J. worked out before practice, and he speculated that the combination led to the heat problems.
“I hope he's back tomorrow and everything's ok,” Griffin said. “I don't know the precautions and everything that goes about it, but as soon as Dr. Stewart said that he's awake and cutting it up with the people at the hospital, I know that he's being CJ.”
Tulane issued the following statement:
“This morning, Tulane head coach Curtis Johnson showed signs of heat illness and dehydration during the Green Wave’s morning practice and was transported to Tulane University Hospital & Clinic for evaluation. He will be discharged to return home this evening. He is in good condition and is expected to return to his coaching duties on Wednesday.”