Sep 1, 2016
Volleyball Players Hospitalized

Knowing how hard to push athletes during training sessions can be difficult. At Texas Women’s University, an internal investigating is being conducted to find out what happened during an intense training session involving the volleyball team.

The team’s six-day preseason workouts started with two-a-day practices, an article from the Denton Record-Chronicle reports. On the final day, the team completed morning drills with conditioning, weight training, fitness testing, and stretching in the pool. Three hours later, it was time for a three-hour volleyball practice.

One player was hospitalized for rhabdomyolysis that day, with seven others being admitted on Sunday. The unofficial cause is dehydration combined with muscle exertion.

“It was delayed—it was a delayed soreness, so that was new—but it was just normal soreness right after [exercising],” Briley Cole, a TWU junior who was hospitalized told the Denton Record-Chronicle. “That’s when I told my trainer. That’s when she got us treated and determined this was serious.”

Although the team doctor hasn’t said when the affected student-athletes will be able to return to the team, they’re expected back in about two weeks. Adding to the positive prognosis is that none of the student-athletes experienced kidney damage.

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