UH soccer players subjected to "punishment workout" end up in hospital

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  1. footballnut

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    The University of Houston Women's Soccer team had 12 players who were hospitalized for rhabdomyolysis after being subjected to a "punishment workout". 1 player was in the hospital for 5 days. This happened a few months ago but has only been brought to wider media coverage the last month. The punishment workouts were a regular part of UH's program, even listed in the weight room. It was used as stated, for punishment. The last go round--which landed one player in the hospital for 5 days--was punishment for 2 players taking food meant for the football team. Yes, seriously.

    https://www.athleticbusiness.com/at...internal-investigation-into-rhabdo-cases.html

    https://www.click2houston.com/news/...-endure-punishment-workout-that-led-to-rhabdo

    The conditioning coach was finally fired after the media caught wind of this, but the head coach should be held accountable as well. Rhabdomyolysis is listed as a "rare" condition, yet 12 players from one team tested positive for it? Rhabdo can end in renal failure, it's nothing to mess around with.

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    This is a horrible story. I have a family member who had rhabdo - fortunately, it was discovered before he had past the point of no return to full health but it was really scary. I can’t imagine this program surviving of the HC does not lose his job soon

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