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Three Ducks football players hospitalized

FILE - Oregon wide receiver Darren Carrington II (7) celebrates his touchdown with Doug Brenner (57) and Calvin Throckmorton (54), at an NCAA college football game against UC Davis in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016. Oregon won 53-28. (AP Photo/Thomas Boyd)

EUGENE, Ore. – An exhausting workout caused at least three University of Oregon football players to be hospitalized last week, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Monday.

According to Sarah Allen from PeaceHealth, offensive linemen Doug Brenner and Sam Poutasi and tight end Cam McCormick are at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. They were in fair condition Monday, according to the Oregonian.

The three men were admitted to the hospital late last week after workouts that took place the first week back from winter vacation, the Oregonian stated.

"The safety and welfare of all of our student-athletes is paramount in all that we do,” the University of Oregon athletic department said in a statement. "While we cannot comment on the health of our individual students, we have implemented modifications as we transition back into full training to prevent further occurrences. We thank our medical staff and trainers for their continued monitoring of the students and we will continue to support our young men as they recover."

The Oregonian reported Head Coach Willie Taggart visited the hospital to meet with some of the players before leaving on a recruiting trip.

Sources told The Oregonian the workouts included up to an hour of continuous push-ups and up-downs.

The Ducks recently hired Irele Oderline as the team’s new football strength and conditioning coach.

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