Friday, March 24, 2023

Michigan assistant Mike Hart carted off field after collapsing on sideline during game vs. Indiana

NCAA Football: Michigan at Illinois

No. 4 Michigan is taking on Indiana in Bloomington, Indiana, on Saturday, and there was a scary scene that took place in the first half of the Big Ten contest. Running backs coach and former Wolverines star player Mike Hart collapsed on the sideline and was subsequently carted from the field to be examined.

Hart, who is in his second season on Jim Harbaugh’s coaching staff, was placed on a stretcher and carted off the field. Players for both teams knelt down on the sidelines as Hart was loaded onto the stretcher and taken underneath the stadium. According to multiple reports from media inside the stadium, Hart gave a thumbs up to the crowd as he left the field. 

Michigan’s players were clearly emotional after witnessing the scene involving their coach.

There hasn’t been confirmation on the specific medical condition that caused Hart to collapse, but Angelique Chengelis of the Detroit News reported that Hart is being transported to a local hospital for further observation and diagnosis.

Hart spent time with the Indiana program as running backs coach from 2017-2020 before returning home to join Harbaugh’s staff in Ann Arbor, Michigan, prior to the 2021 season. This was Hart’s first trip back to Bloomington since leaving the Hoosiers staff. 

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