Everything is happening very fast. Until we know more, I just want to keep readers informed. Fred Hoiberg has been reportedly rushed to the hospital. We do not yet know why. Here are the events as they broke down in real time.
I will keep this timeline updated as more news comes to light.
Jesus, Fred Hoiberg looks awful. This is scary. pic.twitter.com/mhyzDEaW7W— Robin Washut (@RobinWashut) March 12, 2020
Just went to go find Fred Hoiberg. I’ve been told to remain away from the locker rooms.— Christopher Heady (@heady_chris) March 12, 2020
I am sitting about 8 feet behind Fred Hoiberg, who just left the floor and went back to the locker room with an illness. This is not optimal.— Bob Kravitz (@bkravitz) March 12, 2020
The Nebraska basketball team is quarantined in the locker room, per source.— Christopher Heady (@heady_chris) March 12, 2020
We can now confirm Fred Hoiberg was transported to a local hospital emergency room, where he remains.— Christopher Heady (@heady_chris) March 12, 2020
For those asking – after tonight’s win against Nebraska, the team has returned to the hotel in Indianapolis.— Indiana Basketball (@IndianaMBB) March 12, 2020
The Nebraska basketball team just got the OK to leave the locker room and load onto the bus.— Christopher Heady (@heady_chris) March 12, 2020
The team is being slowly released, not all at once. So they haven’t all left the locker room yet. This according to security outside the locker room.— Christopher Heady (@heady_chris) March 12, 2020
The Nebraska bus has left the arena with the team on it.— Christopher Heady (@heady_chris) March 12, 2020
Via Jack Hoiberg’s son, Fred, his dad has been cleared and is okay 🙏 pic.twitter.com/iGNZDXy3WY— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) March 12, 2020
Sources: The Raptors have informed their players to self-quarantine for the next 14 days due to coronavirus situation. Toronto faced Utah and Rudy Gobert on Monday.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 12, 2020
Reporting with @wojespn: Nurses have finished testing Jazz players who were at the arena and will process it overnight. For now, players are staying at the arena and aren’t permitted to fly home. They’re exploring chartering buses to get team back to Utah.— Royce Young (@royceyoung) March 12, 2020
Players from teams the Jazz have played within the past 10 days were told to self-quarantine, sources told @WindhorstESPN. Those teams are the Cavaliers, Knicks, Celtics, Pistons and Raptors. https://t.co/GNrXbC2xZl— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 12, 2020
Update on Head Coach Fred Hoiberg pic.twitter.com/sbe2pACeJE— Nebraska Basketball (@HuskerHoops) March 12, 2020
Again, we have no indication as to what is wrong with Hoiberg. Until we know more, we will hold any opinions. As soon as we have more information, I will update this blog.
As of now, the Big Ten Tournament is still schedule to be played at an empty Bankers Fieldhouse Arena, starting tomorrow at 11 AM.
Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan