Colorado State coach Mike Bobo hospitalized, receiving treatment for peripheral neuropathy

Colorado State coach Mike Bobo is in the hospital receiving treatment for peripheral neuropathy after experiencing numbness in his feet last week. (Getty Images)

Colorado State coach Mike Bobo was hospitalized on Sunday night for what was initially called a “medical evaluation” after he recently experienced numbness in his feet.

Bobo released an update on Twitter on Wednesday afternoon, announcing that he is receiving treatment for peripheral neuropathy, and is “encouraged by the results.”

“I am currently in the process of a multiple-day treatment for a peripheral neuropathy, and continue to be encouraged by the results of the on-going medical testing,” Bobo wrote on Twitter. “While I have been hospitalized, I have been able to remain in close contact with our staff and watch practice film in preparation for our season opener against Hawaii.”

Peripheral neuropathy, according to the Mayo Clinic, is the result of damage to your peripheral nerves, and often causes weakness, numbness and pain, usually in the hands and feet.

Bobo has reportedly been bothered by numbness in his feet for the past few weeks, and doctors urged him to go to the hospital on Sunday for further testing.

The 44-year-old did not give a timeline for when he would return to the football program, which opens its season on August 25 against Hawaii. He did, however, seem confident that the Rams will be ready to go whether he is back coaching in his full capacity or not for the home opener next week.

“I am excited about our 2018 Rams football team, and feel more confident than ever about the quality and commitment of the people in our football program,” Bobo wrote on Twitter. “I am thankful for the hard work, focus and diligence they have continued to demonstrate while I have been away.

“I also appreciate the support from the athletic department, Joe Parker and Colorado State University. I am hopeful I will soon be back with them working to prepare for our season opener!”

Bobo took over at Colorado State in 2015, and has compiled a 21-18 record — finishing each season at 7-6. He signed a three-year extension with the Rams in December.

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