Mino Solomon, who oversees all ticket operations for Texas athletics, was injured in what’s being described as a serious weightlifting accident at a Chicago gym prior to Saturday’s Notre Dame game, a UT spokesman said Monday.
Solomon underwent surgery on Sunday in a Chicago-area hospital and will remain there throughout the recovery process.
UT officials did not provide details of the severity of Solomon’s injuries, however they are not expected to be life threatening. Solomon’s family has joined him in Chicago.
“Thank you for all your thoughts, prayers and support,” Solomon wrote in an internal memo to all athletic department staff. “There is a road for my family and I ahead but I have no doubt I will be back because of all the love and support from everyone. I miss my Texas family already and can’t wait to see you all soon!”
Solomon is an experienced power lifter who does Crossfit training. A video posted on Facebook shows Solomon dead-lifting 600 pounds. He joined the Texas ticket office in July 2014.