UH women soccer players sidelined

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  1. fire123

    fire123 Member

    Jul 31, 2009
    I just happened to run across this. Scary.

    A dozen UH women soccer players sidelined with serious medical condition called 'rhabdo'
    By Mario Diaz - Reporter
    Posted: 4:57 PM, February 01, 2019
    Updated: 5:37 PM, February 01, 2019

    HOUSTON - Fortunately, the University of Houston women’s soccer team did not have a game earlier this week. If they had, a number of players would have been unable to take the field.

    This, after a dozen members of the team came down with the serious medical condition rhabdomyolysis, also known as rhabdo, which is not contagious.

    “Parents should be concerned, should always be concerned as to whether their son or daughter are getting an education, as to whether their son or daughter is safe when they come onto this campus and our obligation is to make sure that they are,” said Mike Rosen, the university’s executive director of media relations.

    When asked if the women from the University of Houston’s soccer team were safe this week?

    “All I can tell you, Mario, is that the University of Houston does everything it can to provide a safe and a healthy working environment,” Rosen said.

    The school would not discuss what one player and a concerned parent told Channel 2 Investigates -- the players tested positive for a dangerous medical condition known as rhabdomyolysis, or rhabdo. The condition is a result of muscle injury and in extreme cases, it can lead to kidney failure. The players' conditions developed after a workout last week.

    “The university’s No. 1 priority is the health, safety and well being of all of our students including our student-athletes,” Rosen said.

    However, a concerned parent shared a message from the UH athletic director alerting parents of three positive tests. Subsequent testing identified in at least nine more cases, according to one player who was hospitalized.

    The team’s coach, Diego Bocanegra, would not talk about his players' conditions in a call with Channel 2 Investigates but did admit his strength and conditioning coach is on the outs with the program.

    “As of right now, Minor Bowens does not work with the soccer team any longer,” Bocanegra said.

    Channel 2 Investigates did ask for a clarification from the university, a public institution, on the coach’s employment status but Rosen said they were not “at liberty to discuss any personnel situation.”

  2. PoetryInMotion

    Feb 7, 2015
    Liverpool FC
    From February. Strength coach was fired.
  3. L'orange

    L'orange Member+

    Jul 20, 2017
    12 players on one team get an obscure medical condition? Crazy. Never heard of it.
  4. espola

    espola Member+

    Feb 12, 2006
    Worked too hard on a hot day?
  5. Nacional Tijuana

    Nacional Tijuana BigSoccer Supporter

    May 6, 2003
    San Diego, Calif.
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I know the article's somewhat dated. Did the girls all recover? Not sure how long this kind of thing takes to overcome, if it's real.
  6. MFF1910

    MFF1910 New Member

    Malmö FF
    Sep 11, 2018
    It’s a common condition for crossfit, which is a terrible workout for soccer players! Sounds like the S&C coach wasn’t doing soccer specific workouts.
    cpthomas repped this.
  7. soccersubjectively

    soccersubjectively BigSoccer Supporter

    Jan 17, 2012
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

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