Jaguar Defensive End Romello Riley Hospitalized After Collapsing During Workout

February 16, 2016 · By · Filed Under Football 
Romello Riley collapsed during a workout on Friday, February 5, 2016 and was rushed to the hospital suffering from a stroke. | Photo credit: mgcccbulldogs.com

Romello Riley collapsed during a workout on Friday, February 5, 2016 and was rushed to the hospital suffering from a stroke. | Photo credit: mgcccbulldogs.com

Romello Riley, a 6’3″, 240-pound 19-year-old junior transferring to South Alabama after two seasons at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and enrolled in January is hospitalized in New Orleans after collapsing while working out on Friday.

The incident occurred at a fitness club in his hometown of Ocean Springs, Mississippi and according to GulfLive.com, Riley suffered a stroke due to a blood clot on his brain and has paralysis on the right side of his body. As of the last report Riley was still in critical condition but was expected to be moved to a private room sometime late on Tuesday.

USA head coach Joey Jones released a brief statement to AL.com stating: “First of all, our prayers go out to Romello and his family,” Jones said. “A very tough situation. As a family at South Alabama, especially with our football program, we are very concerned. He’s a great kid who works hard and we’re hoping for the best.”

Healing thoughts and prayers go out to Riley and his family from JagNation.

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