Kansas City Chiefs Share Health Update about Hospitalized Head Coach Andy Reid
American football head coach Andy Reid was recently admitted to a hospital following a sudden health scare during a football match over the weekend.
The Kansas City Chiefs provided a health update on coach Andy Reid following his hospitalization on Sunday, September 26, stating he is doing well.
An update on the team’s Twitter account detailed the ordeal on Monday, September 27, explaining the events leading up to Reid’s hospitalization.
Head coach Andy Reid of the Kansas City Chiefs during training camp at Missouri Western State University on July 28, 2021 in St. Joseph, Missouri | Photo: Getty Images
THE FATEFUL GAME
“Head Coach Andy Reid felt ill after the game. He was evaluated by our medical staff in the locker room and was transported to the University of Kansas Health System for further evaluation," the tweet read.
The statement revealed the 63-year-old is doing well and is currently resting and in stable condition. Reid fell ill while at the Arrowhead Stadium in Missouri.
Andy Reid walks the football field during pregame warmups prior to the game against the Los Angeles Chargers at Arrowhead Stadium on December 29, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri | Photo: Getty Images
His team was playing against the Los Angeles Chargers before the incident. Following the Chiefs' 30-24 loss, he was transported to the nearest hospital in an ambulance.
He even missed the post-game news conference. Special teams coordinator Dave Toub told reporters Reid addressed the team right after the game before being transported to the hospital.
He noted Reid was not feeling well following the match but gave an excellent talk to the team. NFL reported the coach felt dehydrated throughout the game.
According to Fox News, players were unaware of their coach's condition. In addition to the update, the team did not reveal any further details about his current state.
Reid has been the Chiefs’ head coach since 2013, and before he joined the team during that season, he had a long career coaching the Philadelphia Eagles.
The California native won his first Super Bowl with his current team in 2020, defeating the San Francisco 49ers. He is currently one win away from his 100th victory with the Chiefs, and if he wins, he will make NFL history.
PRAYERS FOR HIM
Following the news of the father of five exiting the stadium via ambulance, Chiefs star Tyrann Mathieu extended his prayers on social media.
Mathieu took to Twitter, saying he was praying for his coach, and urged fans to do the same. He praised Reid as one of the best men and teachers who have impacted his life while asking for mercy from God.