Gophers' Kill suffers seizure during halftime

12:36 PM, Sep 14, 2013   |    comments
Minnesota Golden Gophers head coach Jerry Kill and Western Illinois Leathernecks head coach Bob Nielson talk before the game at TCF Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports
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MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota coach Jerry Kill has been taken away on a stretcher at halftime of his team's game against Western Illinois.

Kill has epilepsy, and he has a long history of game-day seizures. He was lying on the ground, writhing back and forth with medical staff surrounding him, right after the Gophers left for the locker room.

A university official said during the live Big Ten Network broadcast that Kill was resting at an area hospital and that the visit was "precautionary." His vital signs are said to be good.

Kill has worked with doctors to bring his seizures under better control with medication, rest, nutrition and exercise, but the stress of a game day is hard to avoid.

Kill suffered a seizure in the locker room at halftime last November against Michigan State, his third documented episode during a game at Minnesota since taking over in 2011.

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