CMU football coach Jim McElwain suffers seizure, will not attend MAC Media Day

McElwain said he's "doing fine" in a statement released Monday

Head Coach Jim McElwain looks on at the video board during a review against FIU, Saturday, Sept. 25.

Central Michigan head football coach Jim McElwain was hospitalized Sunday after suffering a seizure. 

McElwain, in his fourth season as the program's leader, was originally supposed to make a trip to Cleveland for the Mid-American Conference's Football Media Day. However, he said in a statement Monday that he has been asked by doctors to remain in the hospital. 

In his absence, defensive coordinator Robb Akey will travel to Cleveland with Jamezz Kimbrough and Lew Nichols III, CMU's two student-athlete representatives. 

"On Sunday I had a seizure," McElwain said in a statement Monday. "I'm doing fine and all the tests have come back good. The doctors have asked that I stay in the hospital for a few days, so I won't be at MAC Media Day. I know Coach Akey, Lew and Jamezz will do a great job. I can't wait to get going for the start of camp." 

The Chippewas are slated to begin the 2022 season Sept. 1 at Oklahoma State.