Oklahoma State officials have released details on the workout 21-year-old basketball forward Tyrek Coger completed before he died from a heart condition on Thursday.
According to school representatives, Coger died after a 40-minute team workout on the football stadium stairs. The temperature during that time in Stillwater was 99 degrees with a heat index of 105 degrees, the Associated Press reported.
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Coger, who recently transferred to OSU, did not appear to be struggling during the workout, spokesman Gary Shutt said during a news conference earlier today. It was not until after the workout that Coger began showing signs of any issues.
Paramedics arrived at 5:08 p.m, and Coger arrived at Stillwater Medical Center at 5:48 p.m. He was pronounced dead at 6:23 p.m.
Team representatives said they will thoroughly examine its practices following Coger's death.
At this time, the NCAA's Sports Medicine Handbook does not provide specific guidelines for when teams should avoid practicing in extreme temperatures; the handbook does, however, provide a list of signs and symptoms of heat injury.