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Miami offensive lineman Hunter Knighton released from hospital

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Dec 28, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; A Miami Hurricanes helmet sits on the sidelines during the second quarter of the Russell Athletic Bowl against the Louisville Cardinals at Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium. (Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports)

Miami offensive lineman Hunter Knighton was released from the hospital Monday, two weeks after “falling ill” during a workout in which he reportedly lost consciousness. The specifics as to what happened to Knighton during that workout remain unknown as the family has requested privacy.

Knighton, a redshirt freshman from Pottstown, Pa., released a statement on his Facebook page.

“To everyone who has been praying for the last two weeks. Thank you,” Knighton wrote. “I’m finally out of the hospital. Especially thanks to the best family, coaches, doctors, and support group for getting me this far.”

There is no word as of now when Knighton, who redshirted all of the 2013 season after suffering a shoulder injury, will return to Miami practice. The Hurricanes began spring practice on March 1 and are currently on spring break.

When the incident occurred, the school released a statement saying that Knighton’s prognosis was encouraging.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Hunter Knighton and his family at this time, though we are encouraged by the prognosis. We look forward to his return to normal activities as soon as his health permits. Out of respect for the privacy of those involved, UM will have no further comment at this time,” the school’s statement read.

According to the Miami Herald, Hurricanes coach Al Golden told the media that family and coaches were “optimistic” about Knighton’s recovery.

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