Korey Stringer threw up violently after Monday's practice at Minnesota State University. Tuesday, his condition after the morning drills was much worse -- even worse than anyone could have imagined, as complications of heat stroke led to his death early this morning.
At approximately noon Tuesday, Stringer left the practice field and went into an air conditioned shelter where, according to VU team sources, he couldn't catch his breath and was sweating profusely. He then passed out and paramedics were called in.
From there his condition got worse. He was taken by ambulance to Emmanuel St. Joseph Hospital, where he was diagnosed with a core body temperature of a whopping 108 degrees. He never regained consciousness and during the night his body went through what medical officials call multi-organ system failure -- as organs like his kidneys began to shut down. Early this morning his heart stopped and Stringer was pronounced dead at 1:50 a.m.
Stringer is survived by his wife, Kelci, and a 3-year-old son, Kodie Drew. The Vikings have scheduled a press conference for 11 a.m. VU will be at the press conference and pass along any information the team reveals about the incidents that led to the Stringer tragedy.
Stringer Dies After Collapse
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