posted on Jul, 28 2003 @ 01:19 AM
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jaguars defensive lineman Larry Smith collapsed during practice Sunday but was recovering in a Jacksonville hospital.
The 6-foot-5, 310-pound Smith fell while the team was taking a water break during the morning practice. The temperature was 87 degrees around the time
Smith collapsed, and with the humidity factored in, it felt like 95 degrees, according to National Weather Service data.
Team spokesman Dan Edwards said Smith, a fifth-year player, would be kept in the hospital overnight for observation. He said Smith was listed as being
in good condition.
Smith's collapse came the day after the widow of late Minnesota Vikings lineman Korey Stringer said she would sue the NFL, alleging the league's
policies led to Stringer's heatstroke death two years ago.