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Nebraska basketball coach Fred Hoiberg diagnosed with influenza A; he and Huskers return to hotel
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Nebraska basketball coach Fred Hoiberg diagnosed with influenza A; he and Huskers return to hotel

Fred Hoiberg

Nebraska men's basketball coach Fred Hoiberg left in the final minutes of NU's Big Ten tournament loss to Indiana with apparent illness. 

INDIANAPOLIS — Nebraska coach Fred Hoiberg is back at the team hotel after being released from the hospital and diagnosed with influenza A,  according to a release sent by the Nebraska athletic department.

Hoiberg was checked by medical personnel before the game and cleared, according to the release.

Hoiberg tweeted about his condition Thursday, noting that he wouldn't put anyone in harm's way.

As Wednesday night's game progressed, Hoiberg became ill. Hoiberg left the bench at the under-four minute media timeout and was transported to a local hospital, where he was diagnosed.

As of 12:40 p.m., Hoiberg and the team had both returned to the team hotel. The Huskers had previously been held under quarantine in their locker room, following their Big Ten tournament loss to Indiana. Around midnight, they were slowly released and boarded a bus that took them to their hotel.

During the game, BTN cameras captured Hoiberg visibly exhausted on the sidelines, his head in his hands, as another assistant, Armon Gates, appeared to rub hand sanitizer on his hands.

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Chris Heady covers Husker football and is the Nebraska men's basketball beat writer. He started at The World-Herald in 2017. Follow him on Twitter @heady_chris. Email: chris.heady@owh.com.

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