Morgantown, West Virginia – Rhett Rodriguez, the son of former West Virginia head coach and current offensive coordinator at the University of Louisiana-Monroe Rich Rodriguez, remains in the intensive care unit at the hospital after suffering an injury during Saturday’s game against Troy.
Today, it appears that Rhett’s condition is improving. According to University of Louisiana-Monroe head coach Terry Bowden, Rodriguez suffered a partially collapsed lung.
“Rhett has a partially collapsed lung. There are still a lot of unknowns before he is released, but he is improving.”
. @CoachTBowden says Rhett Rod had a partially collapsed lung following game. Still a lot of unknowns before he is released, but improving
— WarhawkReport (@warhawk_report) September 27, 2021
Rich Rodriguez said the following on his personal social media account yesterday: “Our family would like to thank everyone who has reached out with their thoughts and prayers for Rhett, as he is currently in the ICU at the hospital because of a lung injury from Saturday’s game at Troy.”
Rhett Rodriguez, who is the starting quarterback for ULM, suffered a hard hit from a Troy defender during the game. Rodriguez finished the game 10/16 for 131 yards, 1 touchdown and 0 interceptions before being replaced following the injury.
ULM, who went winless last season, went on to beat Troy 29-16 to move to 2-1 on the season.
Continued prayers for the entire Rodriguez family and for a quick recovery for Rhett.