101412-CFB-minnesota-jerry-kill-LN-PI_20121014163758905_660_320Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota coach Jerry Kill has been taken away on a stretcher at halftime of his team’s game against Western Illinois.

Kill has epilepsy, and he has a long history of game-day seizures. He was lying on the ground, writhing back and forth with medical staff surrounding him, right after the Gophers left for the locker room.

The university had no immediate update on Kill’s condition.

Kill has worked with doctors to bring his seizures under better control with medication, rest, nutrition and exercise, but the stress of a game day is hard to avoid. Kill suffered a seizure in the locker room at halftime last November against Michigan State, his third documented episode during a game at Minnesota since taking over in 2011.

Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press

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