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USF lineman Simon released from hospital



USF freshman offensive lineman David "Boo" Simon was released from a Tampa hospital on Monday morning and is headed home to Alabama as doctors continue to look for causes for a series of Grand mal seizures he suffered last week.


Simon, who redshirted this past season, plans to try to finish the spring semester by taking his classes online from home, with the hopes of returning to USF this summer if the seizures can be kept under control with anti-seizure medications. His father, David, said Simon is in good spirits and was grateful for visits by dozens of teammates and USF trainers and coaches, including Skip Holtz and offensive line coach Steve Shankweiler, during his time in the hospital.

"I can't say enough good about Coach Holtz and USF's program. So many people have been in contact with us. They were wonderful," his father said.

Simon has had some "mini-seizures" that are not painful and lasting less than a second, but has not had any major seizures since he was hospitalized Friday, his father said. Simon came to USF last summer from Bay Minette, Ala., about 35 miles north of Mobile.

[Last modified: Monday, February 27, 2012 6:56pm]


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