The Oklahoman

Reid out of hospital, plans a quick return

- Dave Skretta

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Chiefs coach Andy Reid was released from the hospital Monday after he felt ill and was taken by ambulance to be treated for dehydratio­n following their 30-24 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers the previous day.

Chiefs spokesman Ted Crews said that Reid was “in great spirits” and that he planned to visit the practice facility later in the day or Tuesday. In the meantime, the Chiefs spent the day breaking down film and going through their normal Monday meetings with coordinato­rs Steve Spagnuolo, Eric Bieniemy and Dave Toub in charge.

“He’s doing well,” Crews said. “You guys know him almost as well as me and he’s chomping at the bit.”

Reid coached the duration of the game Sunday, which was played in unseasonab­ly warm temperatur­es that topped 90 degrees. He also addressed the team in the locker room afterward, then was examined by the Chiefs medical staff before the decision was made to send him to The University of Kansas Hospital for testing and observatio­n.

The 63-year-old Reid is expected to coach Sunday when the Chiefs visit Philadelph­ia.

“I’m just looking forward to him getting back in the building,” Bieniemy said.

The Chiefs did not provide any details about Reid’s illness, but quarterbac­k Patrick Mahomes said his coach “seemed fine on the sideline” and that he “came in and talked to us and seemed fine” after the game.

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