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Mississippi State football coach Mike Leach is reported to be in a “critical medical condition” after a health emergency he experienced at his home Sunday, The Associated Press is reporting.
Leach, 61, was initially treated at a local hospital and then flown to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, according to the Mississippi State Department of Sports.
The medical center is about 125 miles from Starkville, Mississippi, which is where Mississippi is located.
The school said in a statement that it had no further comment on Leach’s condition, although Sid Salter, the Mississippi State Director of Public Affairs, added, “The university’s thoughts and prayers are with Mike and (wife of) Sharon and their family.”
Robbie Faulk, reporter for 247 Sportstweeted on Sunday that Leach “needed a miracle”, following up on the issue of health.
Sports Illustrated Ross Dillinger He tweeted that Leach’s medical condition was “critical.”He asked the followers to keep the Lich in their thoughts.
The Associated Press reported that Leach admitted to a late-season bout of pneumonia that caused a persistent cough.
Leach is in his third season at Mississippi State, and has a 19-17 record.
As news of Leach’s condition spread, coaches and reporters tweeted words of support.
My thoughts are with my mentor, colleague, and most importantly, my friend, Mike Leach. While I am blown away by today’s news, I know Mike is a fighter with incredible spirit and I know he will continue to fight. Prayers for Sharon and their extended family. 🙏🏼
– Dana Holgorsen (Holgorsendana) December 12, 2022
Prayers for Mike Leach. Most of them know how fond I am of him. His unique personality has been part of the game’s fabric over the past two decades. We’re checking out for him and his doctors.
— Reece Davis (@ReceDavis) December 12, 2022
Prayers for my good friend Mike Leach.
Please keep the coach and his family in your prayers-
– Lincoln Riley (@LincolnRiley) December 12, 2022
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