On Tuesday night a Maryland football player was hospitalized following a workout. Defensive back Raymond Boone was taken to the hospital earlier this week.
He spent the night in the hospital as a precaution after he became ill at an indoor team workout, the Maryland athletic department confirmed.
In a statement released to the Baltimore Sun, Boone confirmed he was sent to the hospital, but only as a precaution.
“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,” he said.
Boone took to Twitter on Wednesday afternoon announcing he was leaving the hospital.
I get to go home today ???
— Boone (@_SavageRay) February 6, 2019
A school spokeswoman released a statement about the incident.
“A student-athlete was transported to the hospital for precautionary measures during an afternoon workout on Tuesday, February 5th. The student was accompanied to the hospital by our medical training staff and team physician, and was released the following day.”
Maryland installed new safeguards following the death of football player Jordan McNair, who died after collapsing from heatstroke in June 2018 following a May workout at the school.
Former Alabama offensive coordinator Mike Locksley took over the Maryland football program after DJ Durkin was let go following McNair’s death.