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School: Coach not at fault over hospitalized students

Reported by: Mel Carlock

Reported by: Tyler Hill
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Updated: 8/28/2013 4:02 pm
FULTON, Miss. (WTVA) -- Itawamba County school officials say three students hospitalized after taking part in a tryout for the middle school basketball team suffered a sports injury.

Baylee Senter, Jake Williams and a third student were admitted to Lebonheur Children's Medical Center in Memphis during the week following the August 12 tryout.

All three were diagnosed with a condition called rhabdomyolysis, a condition that causes tearing down of skeletal muscles and, in some cases, kidney failure.

One of the causes is extreme physical activity.

All three students have since been released from the hospital.

WTVA's Tyler Hill spoke with ICSD Superintendent Michael Nanney who says the workout was concentrated, but short.

He says the investigation did not show anything the students did to bring on the condition or any negligence on the part of the coach.

Nanney says the main concern of the district was for the students to return home safely and in full health.

He says the school talked to sports trainers and feel they students suffered a sports injury.

Nanney says the district will train coaches and make sure parents and students understand these type of injuries can happen.

He says he is happy the students have returned home.

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