Heart problem hospitalizes Gophers' McDonald

BY foxsports • September 20, 2012

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota freshman wide receiver Andre McDonald was hospitalized Thursday and is undergoing tests, a school official confirmed.

The Minnesota Daily first reported that McDonald was hospitalized on campus and told the student paper that he had a "little problem with my heart.”

McDonald played his high school football at Hopkins (Minn.) High School. He originally committed to play at Vanderbilt but decommitted when the Commodores' receivers coach left the school. McDonald then committed to Minnesota, which at the time was regarded as a big signing for second-year coach Jerry Kill.

Scout.com ranked the 6-foot-2, 200-pound McDonald as the 75th-best wide receiver in the country. McDonald has played in just one game this season, missing the Gophers' home opener with turf burn. He also did not play last Saturday against Western Michigan. McDonald had just one catch for seven yards in the season opener against UNLV.

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