Kent Austin taken to hospital, released

Hamilton Tiger-Cats vice president of football operations and head coach Kent Austin was taken to an area hospital on Tuesday afternoon but was released a few hours later and is “fine,” according to a team source.

No officials details on his condition were immediately available but sources say he suffered from a suspected allergic reaction. After a brief visit to the emergency room at Hamilton General – where his presence was noticed by a Ticat fan and made it’s way to social media – Austin returned to his Burlington home.

Austin is in his fourth year with the Ticats and recently presided over the team’s mini-camp at Tim Hortons Field. In addition to his head coaching duties, Austin also served as offensive coordinator following the departure of Tommy Condell in early April.

The 52-year-old Austin has three children with wife Shelley, as well as a granddaughter.

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Drew Edwards is into his eighth season covering the CFL and the Ticats for the Hamilton Spectator. He is the founder and editor of 3DownNation.
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11 Comments on Kent Austin taken to hospital, released

  1. Hope he’s O.K. All we need is him out of action!

  2. WTF is going with the CFL lately?

    Get well soon Mr. Austin.

  3. S McBride (TFMCB ) // May 3, 2016 at 7:23 pm //

    Do hope that all is well with Austin. The team can’t carry on without their “chief”. Get well soon.

  4. "HAWKS" // May 3, 2016 at 7:45 pm //

    Wow, hope he is ok.

  5. NFLDTiCatsFan // May 3, 2016 at 7:58 pm //

    Hope everything is fine. If you need a kidney, I have two, just please don’t miss any of the season.

  6. Best wishes to VP/Coach Austin for a speedy recovery.

  7. Gurpal badedha // May 3, 2016 at 9:10 pm //

    Wishing him all the best.
    I bet he got too close to a referee. ….they always seem to give him fits. Lol

  8. The coach will be OK he’s as tough as an old boot.

  9. In Kent Austin’s health we trust.

    Hope he’s ok.

  10. Robin (from THE city) // May 4, 2016 at 7:48 am //

    Best wishes to Kent on his recovery. I hope he is OK.

    The game matters little. His health is paramount.

  11. Ticats63 // May 4, 2016 at 8:00 pm //

    Justy (our PM) didn’t happen to drop by Ticats practice did he? I know there are photographers there, so it would be an obvious place to see Justy as well. And if Justy did drop by, well that would cause anyone of sound mind (Coach Austin) to have an allergic reaction!

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