Chief coach Andy Reid released from hospital


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chiefs head coach Andy Reid has been released from the hospital after being taken to the University of Kansas Health following Sunday’s loss to the Chargers.

“There is a great update to be shared, so Coach Reid had been released,” Ted Crews, Vice President of Communications for the Chiefs said Monday. “He is in great spirits doing well. You guys know him, almost as good as me, and he’s chomping at the bit, he’ll probably be here later today or in the morning to be back at work.”

The update came as Chiefs defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo stepped in to conduct the Chiefs Monday media update for the team. It’s normally handled by Reid.

“Most important thing here is coach Reid. Glad he’s felling better,” Spagnuolo said.

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The Chiefs said Reid was not feeling well after the game and was evaluated by the Chiefs medical staff in the locker room. He left Arrowhead in an ambulance following Sunday’s loss to the Chargers.

Sunday night, the Chiefs said Reid was doing well and resting.

Head Coach Andy Reid felt ill at the conclusion of the game. He was evaluated by our medical staff in the locker room, & as a precaution, was transported to The University of Kansas Health System for further evaluation. Coach is doing well, currently resting & in stable condition

— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) September 27, 2021

Players were not aware of Reid’s condition, according to Patrick Mahomes and Clyde Edwards-Helaire when they addressed the team’s loss after the game.

“He came in and talked to us and yeah, he seemed fine. That’s all I really know,” Patrick Mahomes said during the postgame interview. “He seemed fine on the sideline as well.”

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“Y’all are telling me some news that I just got,” Clyde Edwards-Helaire said when reporters asked him if he was aware of Reid’s illness.


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