Chris Oats back home with family after medical emergency

Courtesy UK Athletics

LEXINGTON, KY- University of Kentucky Linebacker Chris Oats is back home with family after spending nearly five months in a rehabilitation center.

His family announced his return home on social media Friday.

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In May, Oat had a medical emergency and had to be placed in a rehab facility.

A GOFUNDME was started by UK last month to help the family pay his medical bills. So far, more than $26,000 has been raised.

For more information about the fundraiser, click here.

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