Teryl Austin hospitalized with mild gastritis

By Adam Silverstein
December 28, 2010

Florida Gators defensive coordinator Teryl Austin was hospitalized on Monday after complaining of severe abdominal pain, according to the University of Florida. Austin was admitted to Tampa General Hospital for a variety of tests and evaluations and was diagnosed with mild gastritis Tuesday evening.

According to the Mayo Clinic, gastritis is the inflammation of the lining of the stomach which is often the result of a mild infection. It may occur suddenly or over time and, for most people, is not serious and can improve quickly with treatment. Though it is generally caused by bacterial infection, gastritis can also be triggered by the regular usage of aspirin or pain relievers or even excessive use of alcohol.

Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite and severe indigestion.

Austin was released from the hospital Tuesday evening and will likely be available for the 2011 Outback Bowl on Sat., Jan. 1 at 1 p.m. against the Penn State Nittany Lions.


  1. g8ter27 says:

    He was diagnosed with this after he read the previous article about how the offense will be the same as the whole year.

  2. Gator Pat says:

    Any way to block comments on this article? 🙂

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