Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith has reportedly been rushed to the hospital with chest pains after the team’s game this afternoon against the Carolina Panthers. AJC.com is reporting that Mike Smith was rushed to the hospital this evening prior to the team boarding their aircraft to return home to Atlanta.
The Atlanta Falcons organization has issued a statement regarding this matter- “Following the Falcons versus Carolina game today, head coach Mike Smith was transported to the hospital in Charlotte for a non-emergency matter. Coach Smith is resting comfortably. His tests have reaffirmed his health and he’s expected to be in Atlanta on Monday.”
Smith has been the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons since 2008, posting a 40-19 overall record. Prior to Smith’s arrival in Atlanta, the Falcons had never posted back-to-back winning seasons in franchise history. He has posted a winning record in each of his four seasons with the franchise and has taken the Falcons to the playoffs twice.
He came to the Atlanta Falcons after serving as the defensive coordinator of the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2003-2007.