Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle John Henderson was released from Baptist Medical Center this afternoon after experiencing shortness of breath toward the end of this morning's practice. He was treated and transported to the hospital as a precaution and to undergo tests.
Henderson is a second-year player who was the team's first-round draft choice in 2001. His status will be updated on Wednesday.
Henderson was the second Jaguars player to be examined at Baptist Medical Center during this year's training camp, following Larry Smith, who suffered heat illness on Sunday.
"It's a little puzzling, but it's reality and we're going to deal with it," said Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio. "It's obviously serious. We've had two guys that have needed serious medical attention and we take that seriously. Again, (trainer) Mike Ryan and his staff were awesome in terms of getting there and identifying the problem and getting the remedy and the treatment going immediately. Our awareness, the fact the league has made it an emphasis, and the fact that Mike is experienced and ready to go, has been as good as it can be."
Del Rio described his team's practice regimen as being "scaled down."
"The next thing that we're going to do, and we've already begun this process, is look into getting some portable lights and practicing a little bit at night," he said. "I'm not sure that situation would change a whole lot because I think we're doing what we have to do. But every little area or opportunity where we can improve ourselves, we're going to look into it."
The team conducted two practices today, including an afternoon session for special teams only. On Wednesday, the Jaguars are scheduled to practice in full pads at 8:45 a.m. and in shells at 4:00 p.m.