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LSU Head Coach Les Miles Taken to Local Hospital Monday Morning

Les Miles

Les Miles

The early strain of another season in the SEC West is already taking a toll on the LSU coaching staff after head coach Les Miles was reportedly taken to a local hospital Monday morning after not feeling well.

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LSU athletic director Joe Alleva addressed the situation 30 minutes after a scheduled luncheon with the media was supposed to start. Alleva updated the press stating, “Coach Miles was a little bit under the weather this morning in his office. He went down to see the trainers and they told him it would be best for him to go to the hospital. They wanted him checked out on a precautionary basis.”

Miles returned to Tigers’ athletic facility in the afternoon for LSU’s practice.

The scare for Miles comes on the heels of Friday’s announcement that offensive coordinator Cam Cameron had received several weeks of treatment for prostate cancer. Fortunately for Cameron, his cancer is reportedly in remission and he will be able to fulfill his duties on the Tigers’ staff this season.

LSU kicks off the season on Sept. 5 against McNeese State.

— Written by Ryan Wright, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network and an established media professional with more than two decades' worth of experience. Over the years, Wright has written for numerous sites and publications and he recently started his own recruiting site, Follow him on Twitter @HogManinLA.