Bob Davie releases statement of thanks and expects ‘full recovery,’ but there’s no word what happened

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University of New Mexico football coach Bob Davie released a statement on Sunday  afternoon concerning his hospitalization on Saturday night following the Lobos’ 39-31 win against Sam Houston State.

UNM posted it on Twitter:

“My family and I want to thank the UNM training room staff, first responders and UNMH — it is impossible to fully express our gratitude for your swift and professional efforts during a critical time. To the coaching staff and their families — thank you for your support and for taking care of my family and our team during this time.

I anticipate a full recovery thanks to the excellent care received. My wife JoAnne is with me and we hugely appreciate everyone who has reached out with well wishes.

Thank you.”

The 64-year-old Davie was taken by ambulance to UNM Hospital shortly after Saturday night’s game. UNM athletic director Eddie Nunez released the following statement on Saturday night:

“Immediately following tonight‘s football game between the University of New Mexico and Sam Houston State University, Lobo head coach Bob Davie was taken to the hospital as a result of what appeared to be a serious medical condition.

“The university will release more information as it becomes available.

“We ask that you keep the Davie family in your prayers.”

Late on Saturday night, the school issued another release:

“On behalf of the Davie family, we would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers. Coach Davie is doing well and recovering, he is surrounded by family and your continued thoughts, prayers, and privacy are greatly appreciated during this time.”

The school also has not yet said what condition Davie suffered, what his condition was at the hospital or any other details. It also has not said whether Davie was released from the hospital or whether he is expected to be at practice today (Sept. 2).

The practice is closed, with no filming or interviews being allowed.

Frank Mercogliano, UNM communications director, said  he will “update with pertinent information when I have more to disseminate.”


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