Louisiana-Monroe QB Rhett Rodriguez, son of longtime coach Wealthy Rodriguez, in intensive care with lung harm

Louisiana-Monroe quarterback Rhett Rodriguez, son of longtime coach Wealthy Rodriguez, has been hospitalized and is in intensive care with a lung harm he suffered throughout Saturday’s recreation towards Troy, in keeping with his father.

“Our household wish to thank everybody who has reached out with their ideas and prayers for Rhett, as he’s at present within the ICU on the hospital due to a lung harm from final evening’s recreation towards Troy,” Wealthy Rodriguez wrote in a tweet on Sunday.

Rodriguez instructed ESPN that his son was nonetheless on a ventilator within the ICU as of Sunday night.

Warhawks head coach Terry Bowden mentioned in an announcement Sunday that Rodriguez was taken to Francis Medical Middle with “extreme trauma harm to the higher chest.” He mentioned the extent of Rodriguez’s harm and his size of keep within the hospital are at present unknown.

Wealthy Rodriguez, the previous head coach at West Virginia (2001-07), Michigan (2008-10) and Arizona (2012-17), is in his first season because the Warhawks’ affiliate head coach and offensive coordinator below Bowden. He additionally coaches the quarterbacks.

His son, a graduate switch from Arizona, was named the beginning quarterback this summer season after enrolling in January and becoming a member of this system within the spring. He started his profession at Arizona taking part in for his father and former coach Kevin Sumlin. He has two years of eligibility remaining.

Rodriguez accomplished 10 of 16 passes for 131 yards and a landing within the Warhawks’ 29-16 win towards Troy on Saturday evening.

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