Nebraska football coach Scott Frost issued a statement Tuesday after news broke that wide receiver Tyjon Lindsey and defensive lineman Dylan Owen were hospitalized following a team workout, saying “anything that happens in this program is my responsibility.”
The two players were hospitalized after exhibiting symptoms of rhabdomyolysis, a condition that can be brought on by extreme exercise. Lindsey was hospitalized for three days while Owen was hospitalized for two, according to the Lincoln Journal-Star’s Parker Gabriel.
“Anything that happens in this program is my responsibility. And I feel terrible about it,” Frost said. “Hopefully we never have to go through this transition again, but we’ll certainly learn from it. It’s important people understand that player safety and well-being is our No. 1 priority. We certainly were concerned about this and we’re really happy the players are in the clear now.
The Nebraska coach described the situation as the following:
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A similar situation unfolded last year during winter workouts at Oregon under new coach Willie Taggart, who’s now at Florida State. Three Oregon players were hospitalized with the condition after intense workouts, and Taggart suspended his strength coach after the incident. Frost appears unlikely to take such action based on the support he issued for strength coach Zach Duval in the above statement.