MANKATO — It wasn't easy for Mankato East boys basketball coach Joe Madson watch his team give up 10 straight points and lose the Class AAA consolation final on Friday.
But he was in a lot more pain as soon as the game ended.
He was suffering from a kidney stone, and he spent Friday night at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.
"I hope I never get another one of those," Madson said Saturday, back at Target Center to watch the Class AAA championship game between Delano and Columbia Heights. "I'm hoping for one and done."
Madson, who had been in the Twin Cities for three days as the Cougars played in the state tournament, going 1-2. Before Friday's game against St. Thomas Academy, Madson tried to eat lunch but felt worse as the 4 p.m. game approached.
"I tried throwing up," Madson said. "I sent the boys and my assistants to the game, and I came later with my wife. I didn't feel so bad during the game, but after, I told my wife, I gotta get out of here."
He went to HCMC, where he spent three hours as doctors tired to determine if it was a kidney stone or appendicitis. Once they found a kidney stone, a stent was put in to pass the seven-millimeter stone.
"It was a 20-minute procedure," Madson said. "I stayed overnight. I don't feel perfect, but it's a lot better than (Friday)."
Madson got out of the hospital Saturday and watched one game at Target Center before returning home. He expects to be back at school Monday. Madson also coaches softball at East.
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