Kent Austin taken to hospital, released

Hamilton Tiger-Cats vice president of football operations and head coach Kent Austin was taken to an area hospital on Tuesday afternoon but was released a few hours later and is “fine,” according to a team source.

No officials details on his condition were immediately available but sources say he suffered from a suspected allergic reaction. After a brief visit to the emergency room at Hamilton General – where his presence was noticed by a Ticat fan and made it’s way to social media – Austin returned to his Burlington home.

Austin is in his fourth year with the Ticats and recently presided over the team’s mini-camp at Tim Hortons Field. In addition to his head coaching duties, Austin also served as offensive coordinator following the departure of Tommy Condell in early April.

The 52-year-old Austin has three children with wife Shelley, as well as a granddaughter.

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