Reported on the Big Ten Network. A blood clot was found in his leg during a health examination.
Oh no. I wish him the best in his recovery and that he gets through this "hiccup" without any furthur damage. Keep him in your prayers MGoCommunity.
With stuff like this no complications are truly minor. I hope he can get past all this. The game next week aside, he really needs to rest.
Dang, blood clots are no laughing matter. Hopefully it's not a sign of a larger systemic problem, and something flukey and acute. Happy healing Coach.
that sucks...that means he might still be out for next week too.
That must be scary for him and his family. Blood clots can get serious real quick.
Eeesh, that sucks. Clots are not something you ever want to see. Best of luck to him as he recovers, and hopefully he's good to go by next weekend.
I wonder how much, if at all, these things (the heart attack and this blood clot) are related.
All the best to him and his family.
The heart attack (more than likely) was due to an intracardiac clot that occluded one of his coronary arteries (the arteries that carry blood to the heart muscle itself). It would seem that Mr. Dantonio is predisposed to systemic clots like this one. Fortunately his physician found this clot before it broke free and ended up in a more serious embolism. This is serious, and indicates that he may want to take it easy for a little whle longer, but he should be ok for now.
So yes, the two events are related.
I'm all for him living his life, but football is just football. He should take it easy and be monitored till they know he's stable. Better to get it fixed now and miss a few games and coach for years afterwards, than rush back, coach now, but maybe have one of those suckers end up in your brain. I've seen that, and trust me, it's no fun.
I have often had to do rehab post event with various persons with these types of concerns. I hope that the lure of coaching can be mediated for Mark Dantonio for a few games or even the rest of the season until all of the potential complications could be sorted out.
Let's not forget he's got a couple of young daughters. There is more to live for than football as hard as that sometimes is to remember.
So it does point to something systemic then. This isn't some freak thing.
Again, I hope he gets well soon. I hope for everyone's sake he listens to doctors who have his health as the absolute no. 1 priority, not like the ND trainer with Crist's health no. 1 priority. If there's one thing you want to mess with less than concussions, it's heart problems.
Well, clots in the legs are semi-common after MI's, so I wouldn't say he has some overarching problem systemically, but it's never good to see.
Hope to see you on the sidelines soon.
Everybody wants to be upbeat about Coach Dantonio's condition, remarking on a 'minor' heart attack and now an 'blood clot which isn't uncommon', but this here is complications. This is not a good situation; my prayers and thoughts go out to him and his family. In his honor, I will support the Sparties today...
really disappointing. I was really looking forward to seeing him on the opposing sideline next week.
Get well soon.
That's too bad. Won't be the same beating MSU next weekend without him on the sideline. Best wishes to him and his family!
Guys like Dantonio really amaze me with the way they put football ahead of their health. If I had a heart attack, I wouldn't be at work for weeks, even longer if I had a job like his with so much stress. It just gives you a glimpse into how passionate they really are about the game. But, at the end of the day, it's still a game.
Stay home and get some rest Coach D. Your family needs you more than the Spartans do.
This must be incredibly hard for his family.
Part of the fun of sport for me is to vilify or belittle a rival. When the serious issues of life intervene in the fun and escapism of spectator sport it is very sobering.
Get well soon Coach Dantonio!!!
don't risk your health. Just take the rest of 2010 off. It's not worth it. Then come back strong in 2011.
Best wishes to coach D and his family, and even all the Sparties out there who are pulling for him. Also, I think MSU finally has the right guy for the program, and it bodes well for the rivalry going forward.
Get well soon sir.
All rivalry aside, I hope Dantonio recovers well and fast. Everything I've read about this says that his heart is strong. I hope that continues for many years to come.
My eye...this is a potentially FATAL issue. I hope he recovers quickly because he makes the Big Ten better
Blood clots in the legs can be extremely minor (as in much ado about nothing), or serious if it's higher up in the pelvis and causes leg swelling and pain. Because they're calling this a minor complication, it's likely lower down in the leg and is likely a result of "bedrest" more than anything else. That said, I cannot be sure without knowing the extent. These clots are extremely common in hospitalized patients b/c they lay around and can't be very active. It's likely he either had a bit of calf pain or they did a lower extremity duplex ultrasound and found it. He will be on blood thinners of some kind anyway b/c of his heart, so it shouldn't be too much of an issue.
He was already anticoagulated. He's going to need a filter. That would a bit of an issue.
What I was trying to get at was that he was likely NOT on heparin or coumadin, and probably developed the clot while he was an inpatient. They'll admit him, heparinize him, and probably send him on his way. A DVT does not = filter unless it's iliofemoral or fempop. If it's all below the knee, a filter is not indicated.
Wish him the best. As much as I dislike him as a coach, he is a good guy and I want him to be healthy and safe.
All the best coach! Here's to a speedy and healthy recovery.
Get well and only hurry back if your health allows for it coach.
Rest, low cholesterol diet, & blood thinners. That's the ticket. Get better coach.
He may want to take some time off. I'm not saying that because we're about to play them - he needs to protect his health. Hopefully he'll make a full recovery.
my sister's boyfriend had a blood clot and it's really scary stuff, he cannot over exert with his right arm anymore. Get well, coach!
As these clots can move around the body and cause horrific damage, I am glad to hear they caught it early and were able to treat it right away. Hopefully coach D will be back in the hot seat soon...