Colorado football coach Mike MacIntyre began his daily post-practice media session on Wednesday by offering his thoughts for Mike Bobo, his counterpart at Colorado State.
On Wednesday evening the medical situation Bobo has been dealing with was clarified somewhat, as CSU's leader tweeted an update saying he has been hospitalized for peripheral neuropathy, a nerve condition that typically causes pain and numbness in the extremities. In Bobo's case, he had been experiencing numbness in his feet.
Bobo's full Twitter statement reads:
"I want to express my sincere appreciation for the outpouring of care, concern and prayers that I and my family have received. Lainie and I, and our children, are extremely grateful for this support, and for the great medical care that I continue to receive.
"I am currently in the process of a multiple-day treatment for a peripheral neuropathy, and continue to be encouraged by the results of the on-going medical testing.
"While I have been hospitalized I have been able to remain in close contact with our staff and watch practice film in preparation for our season opener against Hawai'i.
"I am excited about our 2018 Rams football team, and feel more confident than ever about the quality and commitment of the people in our football program. I am thankful for the hard work, focus and diligence they have continued to demonstrate while I have been away. I also appreciate the support from the athletic department, Joe Parker and Colorado State University. I am hopeful I will soon be back with them working to prepare for our season opener!"
Earlier on Wednesday, MacIntyre said the following about his coaching colleague:
"We've texted back and forth real early in the mornings, just checking on him. He's a great man, a great coach. We have a lot in common. He's a coaches' son, like me, and I just think the world of him. I hope everything recovers well and they figure out exactly what's going on with him. My prayers go out to him, there's no doubt, and I have been praying for him."
CSU opens its season on Aug. 25 at home against Hawaii before taking on the Buffs in their season opener on Aug. 31 at the Rocky Mountain Showdown in Denver.
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