Snyder receiving treatment for undisclosed health issue

By Joel Jellison

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

Mercury sources said Snyder, 77, has received treatment at a hospital in Kansas City for a health-related issue but he expects to make a full recovery. He plans 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 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 last season and finished the year with a 202-105-1 career record in 25 seasons at K-State. The Wildcats finished the year at 9-4 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 coaching 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 saying Snyder would return as coach.

K-State starts spring practice in late March and returns to the field on April 22 for its spring game.

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