This is Jordan Kohout. He used to play college football as a defensive tackle for the University of Wisconsin. But due to migraines, he’s off the team now.
He’s lucky, if you can say that about a situation that sucks—he has a medical scholarship and will be staying with the team as a student assistant, just no longer playing—since he stopped practicing, the migraines have stopped. He’s making a hell of a change to his life, but scans showed evidence of two mini-strokes, so better safe than sorry. And since he’s experiencing relief, I’d think his sorry is mitigated with relief. He sounds upbeat in interviews.
“You don’t really think of 21-year-old athletes having strokes,” Kohout told UWBadgers.com. “But I’m glad that we caught it early and I can still do a lot of the things that I love to do. As much as I love football, life has a lot of other things to offer as well.”