Maryland DB Boone hospitalized after getting sick at practice
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Maryland defensive back Raymond Boone was hospitalized overnight after becoming sick during an indoor workout, according to the Baltimore Sun.
Boone, who will be a sophomore next season, assured fans he was fine in a statement released by the athletic department.
"I want to make sure everyone knows that I'm doing just fine. My blood sugar was low and I went to the hospital just to be cautious. I appreciate all of the support that I've received," said Boone of the incident, which occurred earlier this week.
According to the report, the training staff placed Boone in an ice bath and took the appropriate steps to treat him.
The university fired head coach DJ Durkin and two athletic trainers after an investigation into the death of offensive lineman Jordan McNair last season.
McNair suffered from heatstroke during a team workout and died two weeks later. An independent report detailed mistakes trainers went in treating him, which included following failing to follow standard heatstroke protocol, such as taking his temperature and immersing him in cold water. An hour also passed before trainers called 911, according to the report.
Rick Court, the strength and conditioning coach, reached a $315,000 settlement to leave the university on Aug. 13. President Wallace Loh said last week that he will retire in June.
Loh previously apologized for the circumstances surrounding the way McNair was tended to when he fell ill at a team workout on May 29 and blamed the training staff. McNair died on June 13.