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Dehydration knocks out Chilo Rachal

It looked bad. Chilo Rachal went face down during a 2-on-2 blocking drill and stayed there. He didn’t move a muscle while a team of trainers encircled him and the other linemen stood and watched with concern. The trainers eventually turned Rachal onto his back and removed his helmet. Finally, after eight or nine minutes, they sat him up. Soon after, he was on a motorized cart and head to the trainer’s room to the sound of applause from several-hundred assembled fans.
“Overheated. Dehydrated,” coach Mike Singletary explained afterward. “Just had to go in and get some IVs.”