Monday, September 19, 2005

Reggie Ball has Viral Meningitis

Story here. Certainly not as serious as it could have been. Great news for Reggie and his family. You can see there are 3 possibilities this weekend:

1. Bennett plays 100%
2. Bennett / Ball share snaps
3. Ball plays 100%.

I think we all know Reggie well enough that he plans on option #3. However, let's not forget, Chan Gailey is VERY conservative when it comes to playing guys who are hurt or ill. PJ Daniels wanted back in a few games last season and Coach wouldn't do it. After the Tony Hollings situation, it's understandable. So we'll have to hear how practice is going during the week to get the story.

The following email was sent to GT students today:

The Athletic Association reported on Sunday, September 18, 2005, that
Georgia Tech quarterback Reggie Ball was hospitalized with viral meningitis.
Reggie's prognosis is excellent and doctors plan to release him on Monday,
September 19. While not wanting to alarm the campus, we wanted to make sure that
everyone in our community was aware of what viral meningitis is. Viral
meningitis is the most common form of meningitis and is rarely fatal and usually
does not require antibiotics. It usually occurs during the summermonths and is
less severe than other forms of meningitis. Viral meningitis usually runs a
course in three to five days without any specific treatment.Bacterial meningitis
is the more serious type of meningitis and can, in some cases, cause severe
long-term damage or death. No cases of bacterial meningitis have been reported
on campus at all.If you would like more information on viral meningitis go to
the Georgia Tech Student Health Services Web site

Students who may have any concerns about their health, should contact the
Student Health Center at 404-894-1423.We wish Reggie a speedy recovery and
continued good health to all of our students, faculty, and staff.

Dr. Cindy
SmithDirector, Student Health Services