Mike Bobo, head coach of the Colorado State football team, was hospitalized on Monday, Aug. 13 the university announced. Bobo is currently undergoing medical evaluation after experiencing numbness in his feet, a statement from the Colorado State athletics department confirmed.
“I recently began to experience numbness in my feet,” Bobo said in a statement of his own. “After our second scrimmage on Saturday night, it was determined by doctors that I should be admitted to the hospital to undergo further testing. I feel very encouraged by the test results to this point and hope to have some answers soon.
“I also feel very encouraged about our 2018 CSU football team. We have excellent coaches and excellent leadership in this program, and I have full confidence that they will continue to have tremendous preparation on and off the practice field for as long as I must be away. My family and I appreciate all of the great care and support we are receiving.”
Colorado State director of athletics Joe Parker also issued a statement on the matter:
“I want to express my care and concern for Mike Bobo and his family at this time. Our first priority is to focus on Mike’s health and well-being and to support that process in every way we can. I share Mike’s confidence that we have tremendous leadership in our football program, and that the coaching staff will continue to successfully guide the team through practices and meetings while he is away.”
Bobo, who is 44 years old, is set to enter his fourth season as head coach of the Rams. He holds a 21-18 overall record. Prior to taking over at Colorado State, Bobo served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at the University of Georgia from 2001-2014. He also served as quarterbacks coach at Jacksonville State in 2000, and was a graduate assistant at Georgia, where he played as a quarterback while in college, to begin his coaching career.
Colorado State officially kicks off its 2018 campaign on Saturday, Aug. 25 against the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors. Kickoff at Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes Stadium is set for 7:30 p.m. ET on the CBS Sports Network.
We will update the post with more information on Bobo’s health status as it becomes available.