Jerri Spurrier recently experienced a scary medical incident that had Steve Spurrier and family quite worried.
The wife of the former Florida and South Carolina football coach is home recovering after an eight-day stay at a Gainesville hospital following a ruptured appendix, according to a report from The State’s Josh Kendall.
According to the report, an infection that developed after the appendix ruptured was the reason for the extended hospital stay. Steve Spurrier, who has been married to Jerri for 51 years, told The State that it was a “serious deal” that required quite a bit of prayer.
“She had tubes in her arm, and they put that one down her nose,” Steve Spurrier told Kendall. “Oh, it was ugly there for a while, but she’s much better now. She had a blood test yesterday and everything was normal so we’re very happy about that. She will make a full recovery, but it will take awhile.”
After retiring from South Carolina during the 2015 football season, Steve Spurrier now serves as a consultant for the Florida athletic department. Jerri, consider by many to be the “First Lady of SEC football” for years, was by his side through an illustrious coaching career that netted a national title with the Gators and 228 wins during his time at Duke, Florida and South Carolina.
SEC Country wishes her the best in her road to recovery.