Maryland safety Raymond Boone, a rising redshirt freshman, was hospitalized for precautionary reasons following a team workout on Tuesday and released Wednesday.
As first reported by the Baltimore Sun, Boone fell ill after the workout was transported to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where he was kept overnight for observation before being released the following day.
“I want to make sure everyone knows that I’m doing just fine,” Boone said in a statement released through an athletic department spokesperson Thursday. “My blood sugar was low and I went to the hospital just to be cautious. I appreciate all of the support that I’ve received.”
The athletic department spokesperson said Boone “was accompanied to the hospital by our medical training staff and team physician.” Rebecca Jordan, the mother of Maryland offensive lineman Johnny Jordan, told the Washington Post that the training staff “took him to the training room where they appeared to follow the new protocols that were set in place” following Jordan McNair’s death and the ensuing investigation.
Maryland players are participating in their first offseason workouts with the Terps’ new staff, and are only allowed to participate in strength training until spring practice begins in March.