Snyder getting treatment for health issue

By Joel Jellison

Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder is receiving treatments for an undisclosed health issue but won’t miss any time in the upcoming football season.

Sources and multiple outlets said Snyder, 77, has received treatment at a hospital in Kansas City for an issue but expects a full recovery. He expects to participate in both spring practice and the 2017 season.

Snyder spoke with media on national signing day on Feb. 1 and expressed excitement for next year’s team.

Kansas State officials did not comment on the reports about Snyder’s health.’s Tim Fitzgerald reported Friday that Snyder was receiving treatment “for a serious, but very treatable health issue that (GoPowercat) is choosing to not identify at this time.”

Snyder passed 200 wins in his career last season and finished the year with a 202-105-1 record in 25 seasons at K-State. The Wildcats finished the year with a 9-4 record after defeating Texas A&M in the Texas Bowl.

There is frequent speculation from year to year about when Snyder might retire, but talks of that cooled down this season after a successful season with a young team. The Wildcats return the bulk of their 2016 squad into next year.

Snyder previously stepped away from the helm of the program in 2005 but returned after three years.

Talk of a potential retirement was so rampant in 2015 that the school released a statement in early 2016 ensuring Snyder would return as coach.

K-State starts spring practices in late March and returns to the field on April 22 for the Spring Game.

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