Two Husker Football Players Hospitalized After Workout

posted by KFAB News/Tom Stanton -

Two Nebraska football players are recovering after they were hospitalized following a winter workout.

University of Nebraska wide receiver Tyjon Lindsey and defensive lineman Dylan Owen were both treated for rhabdomyolysis, according to head coach Scott Frost.  Both are now back with the team.

He confirmed to the Lincoln Journal Star that Lindsey was in the hospital for three days and Owen for two.  

"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." 

Rhabdomyolysis is when muscle tissue breaks down and releases a damaging protein into the blood, which could impact kidney function. 

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