- Adam Rittenberg, ESPN Staff Writer
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Iowa has scheduled a news conference for 4:30 p.m. ET today (3:30 p.m. local time) to discuss the 12 football players hospitalized Monday night.
According to a news release, a representative from the football staff and a doctor from University Hospitals will be present to answer questions. Athletic director Gary Barta won't be in attendance.
The players reportedly have exertional rhabdomyolysis, a condition often caused by extreme exercise that, in serious cases, can cause damage to the kidneys. The school says the symptoms likely were caused by a recent workout.
Some key questions:
What specifically took place at this workout?
How did this workout differ from previous training sessions, if at all?
How were players prepared for this workout?
What's the prognosis for the players going forward? When will they be released from the hospital?
What type of disciplinary action could be taken against those administering the workout?
I'll have a full recap after the news conference.
3hDavid M. Hale