Michigan football assistant and former Wolverines RB Mike Hart was at the center of a scary scene as he collapsed on the sidelines and was carted off.
The Michigan Wolverines came into Bloomington for a matchup with Indiana looking for a ho-hum football game against a Big Ten opponent. But a scary scene transpired on the Wolverines sidelines early in the game that left everyone watching with a bad feeling.
Michigan football assistant coach and former Wolverines running back Mike Hart suddenly collapsed on the team’s sidelines in the first quarter of the game. If that weren’t bad enough, there was enough concern about him after he went down that they brought out a stretcher and cart to get him off the field.
Michigan football assistant Mike Hart carted off after collapsing on sideline
The good news is that Hart held up a thumbs up as he was leaving the field and was reportedly alert and responsive while on the cart.
Whether it’s a player or coach, this is something that you absolutely never want to see in college football. That’s extremely scary for everyone and we can only hope and pray for Hart to be fine after this incident.
As for the Wolverines, they seemed to be affected by the events on the sidelines as their offensive rhythm all but disappeared after Hart left the field. That’s understandable as one of their leaders and mentors was just involved in a scary situation.
Update: According to the FOX broadcast (h/t Nicole Auerbach of The Athletic), Hart suffered a seizure and is undergoing evaluations at the hospital.
We will continue to update you on this situation.