Live updates on the health status of Fred Hoiberg
For those watching Nebraska's loss to Indiana in the Big Ten Tournament on Wednesday night, it was obvious that head coach Fred Hoiberg was ill even before the game.
Things only got worse as the night wore on, as he had to leave the bench and go to the team's locker room with roughly four minutes left to play at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
Reports then surfaced that Hoiberg had been taken to a local hospital, and the Husker team was quarantined inside its locker room immediately after the game with no further announcements from the team.
Here is a running timeline via Twitter of Hoiberg's status...
***UPDATE: 11:00 PM: Lincoln CBS affiliate KOLN/KGIN reported that a source confirmed to them that Hoiberg had been released from the hospital.
***UPDATE 11:30 PM: Hoiberg's son, Jack Hoiberg, posted on Snapchat that Fred "got cleared before the game to coach and just got released from the hospital with no quarantine. Thank you for the texts and concerns."
A source confirmed to @NBCSports that Fred Hoiberg has been taken to the hospital. There's concern that the Nebraska team is going to have to be quarantined.— Rob Dauster (@RobDauster) March 12, 2020
Knowing the severity of what's going on, allowing him to coach tonight was incredibly reckless by everyone at Nebraska.
Nebraska men’s basketball team is not leaving Bankers Life Arena. They were brought their food outside the locker room. They are not letting people back to the area now. I just walked back to the area here and they told me no one from Nebraska will be made available.— Andy Katz (@TheAndyKatz) March 12, 2020
Everyone in the building is be moved to the media room. We were in the hallways by the busses.— Christopher Heady (@heady_chris) March 12, 2020
We can now confirm Fred Hoiberg was transported to a local hospital emergency room, where he remains.— Christopher Heady (@heady_chris) March 12, 2020
The Nebraska men's basketball team has left Bankers Life Fieldhouse.— Jeff Rabjohns (@JeffRabjohns) March 12, 2020
The team is being slowly released, not all at once. So they haven’t all left the locker room yet. This according to security outside the locker room.— Christopher Heady (@heady_chris) March 12, 2020
Bankers Life Fieldhouse just cleared out all of the post-game cleanup crew. "Out. Now. Everybody out," someone yelled to all the clean up crew in the stands.— Jeff Rabjohns (@JeffRabjohns) March 12, 2020
IM PRAYING FOR MY TEAM AND COACH HOIBERG ❤️❤️— Cam Mack (@Camiscute2) March 12, 2020
We were just told here in the media center that Nebraska’s men’s basketball team has left the arena.— Andy Katz (@TheAndyKatz) March 12, 2020
When tests come out negative, everyone apologize please— Matej Kavaš (@MatejKavas) March 12, 2020
Prayers Up 🙏🏾🙏🏾💯💯💯💯💯— Dachon Burke Jr (@__dburke) March 12, 2020
The Nebraska basketball team is en route to the team hotel. Per a source, hotel staff and several police officers cleared the lobby for arrival.— Christopher Heady (@heady_chris) March 12, 2020
Fred Hoiberg is no longer listed as a patient at Eskenazi Hospital, where he was tonight. Per a spokesperson, that typically means he's been discharged.— Christopher Heady (@heady_chris) March 12, 2020