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REPORT: Linebacker Chris Oats moved to rehabilitation facility

Nearly two weeks after KSR’s Matt Jones reported Kentucky’s Chris Oats had been admitted into the hospital with a serious medical condition, the linebacker’s health seems to be improving. Oats has been moved out of the hospital and into a rehabilitation facility, according to a new report by Mike Dyer of WCPO in Cincinnati. A University of Kentucky spokesman told the station there is no additional information at this time.

A UK spokesman gave KSR the following statement on May 22, when Jones first reported Oats’ medical issue:

Chris Oats is in the hospital due to a medical issue. The family has asked us to confirm that the issue is not related to Covid 19. Chris expected to move to a physical rehabilitation center in the near future. The family requests that their privacy be respected during this time.

Mark Stoops confirmed the news on May 23, and he reiterated Oats’ health issue is not related to COVID-19.

Oats’ brother seemed to confirm the move from the hospital to the rehabilitation facility on Twitter, saying it’s “comeback season,” but asked for his followers to “keep praying for my brother and family.”

Members of the BBN should continue to keep Oats in their thoughts and prayers as he continues to recover.


Article written by Maggie Davis

I love sports, podcasts, long walks on the beach and Twitter (@MaggieDavisKSR)

9 Comments for REPORT: Linebacker Chris Oats moved to rehabilitation facility

  1. jimlowe7
    8:00 pm June 3, 2020 Permalink

    Blessings and mercy be given to Chris & his family. We lift up prayers blind to his condition but to an all-seeing God who knows how our prayers need to be applied. So they hit the bulls-eye every time!

  2. bbn606
    8:46 pm June 3, 2020 Permalink

    Prayers for Chris, get well soon!

  3. taiza67
    9:04 am June 4, 2020 Permalink

    So his name is also Winton Woods? What’s the story there?

    • ClutchCargo
      9:48 am June 4, 2020 Permalink

      That’s his old high school.

  4. BIGblueFootBallGuy
    10:03 am June 4, 2020 Permalink

    Prayers up for Oats. Praying a speedy recovery and what ever the issue is that he can overcome it and it not affect his life forever.

  5. michaelb
    10:31 am June 4, 2020 Permalink

    Is it still a secret ??

  6. tdub
    12:46 pm June 4, 2020 Permalink

    Pulling for you young man.

  7. zoupman
    5:50 pm June 4, 2020 Permalink

    Would like to know what is wrong?

  8. notFromhere
    9:05 pm June 6, 2020 Permalink

    Still in our thoughts and prayers, Chris. May God bring you through this stronger than you ever were.