Auburn DT hospitalized after collapsing at practice, said to be okay

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Any time any player goes down at practice, it’s scary.

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Rising sophomore defensive tackle Tyler Nero was hospitalized for falling at practice, but he’s said to be okay. Nero returned to practice Saturday, but he was on the sidelines and did not participate. Gus Malzahn wouldn’t go into specifics regarding Nero, according to AL.com.

“I’m not going to get into specifics but he was back out there today and that’s a good thing,” Malzahn said. “We’ll see moving forward.”

Nero reportedly collapsed during a ‘pace’ drill, and he was transported to East Alabama Medical Center by ambulance on Thursday. Malzahn left practice early to be with him at the hospital.

Tests on Nero’s heart came back normal, according to his teammate Gabe Wright.

At least two college football players have tragically died this offseason during practice. Cal’s Ted Agu passed away after a training run, and Navy’s Will McKarney died suddenly after collapsing at practice.

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