Football Game Postponed after Player Diagnosed with Meningitis

Sept. 29, 2006

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) -Ohio Northern and Otterbein postponed a football game scheduled for Saturday after a member of the Otterbein team was diagnosed with meningitis, the schools said Friday.

The player was hospitalized and is expected to recover, Otterbein spokesman Ed Syguda said.

Otterbein team physician Dr. Darrin Bright recommended the postponement as a precaution.

Meningitis, an infection of the fluid that surrounds the brain, is usually caused by a virus or bacterium, according the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Saturday's game was scheduled to be played at Ohio Northern in Ada, about 70 miles southwest of Toledo. No makeup date has been scheduled.



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