Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer had fluid removed to ease an arachnoid cyst during a procedure this past weekend, per ESPN.com’s Austin Ward:
Bill Rabinowitz of The Columbus Dispatch reported that this was a problem during the season, and it led to Meyer acting calmer on the sidelines:
Ward offered some more info:
According to the school, Meyer had a small collection of fluid removed that was tied to a congenital arachnoid cyst that was first discovered when he was an assistant at Notre Dame in 1998 and had been recently been causing him headaches. Meyer is expected to be back to work in time to lead the Buckeyes as they open camp on Tuesday.
Clay Hall of ABC 6 in Columbus reported that the head coach will be at spring drills on Tuesday:
Of course, your mind first jumps to when Meyer resigned from Florida back in 2010. He had first stepped down in 2009 due to health concerns and then made it official one year later.
Many Gators fans have yet to forgive Meyer for the way he left Gainesville, but the fact that he continues to have health procedures in Columbus at least lends credibility to his claims.
It will be interesting to see if this might impact Meyer’s job with the Buckeyes. When he was initially hired by the school, he emphasized that it was only after he consulted his family that he took the job at Ohio State.
Following Jerry Kill’s seizure and Gary Kubiak’s mini-stroke in 2013, Meyer noted how difficult it can be to balance family,…