Six OSU Women’s Lacrosse Players Hospitalized

Six unidentified OSU women's lacrosse players were hospitalized Friday.(Photo: OSU Athletics)
Six unidentified OSU women's lacrosse players were hospitalized Friday.(Photo: OSU Athletics)

Six members of the Ohio State University women’s lacrosse team were hospitalized with symptoms of a condition than can cause kidney damage.  OSU says on Friday six athletes were admitted to OSU’s Wexner Medical Center with symptoms of rhabdomyolysis which is the breakdown of muscle fibers that leads to the release of muscle fiber contents into the bloodstream. The fibers are harmful to the kidney and often cause kidney damage.

An OSU statement saying, “A member of the team had reported to the athletic training room with complaints of not feeling well. The athletic training staff evaluated the student-athlete and one of the team physicians was notified, who recommended referral to the emergency room for further evaluation and treatment. Subsequently, the medical staff then evaluated the remaining members of the team to determine if others had similar complaints. As a result, five additional student-athletes were referred to the hospital for evaluation and treatment. ”

OSU says two of the lacrosse players were discharged, and the remaining four are recovering and in fair condition.

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