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Eagles Mike Patterson is doing well after seizure

Posted on: August 3, 2011 10:13 am
Edited on: August 3, 2011 4:11 pm
 
Posted by Ryan Wilson

UPDATE, 4:00 p.m (via the Associated Press):  Eagles defensive tackle Mike Patterson likely will stay overnight at a hospital after suffering a seizure at training camp at Lehigh University, trainer Rick Burkholder said Wednesday.

Chances are really good we're going to keep him in overnight for observation," Burkholder said. "He's there with his wife. The only thing that we've really ruled out, he didn't have any bleeding in his brain or anything like that. The bleeding that some of you saw was that he bit his tongue, they've confirmed that, and they're running more tests on him right now.

"But he's very stable. He wants to come back to training camp, but he's over there being observed, but that's pretty normal for somebody who has a seizure. Standard protocol says keep him in overnight to watch him and keep some monitors on him and whatnot."

Patterson's agent JR Ricket said in a statement that the player is "in no pain and doing well." "We are very grateful for everyone's prayers and support," he added. "Mike will be back at practice as soon as the doctors clear him." Burkholder said the seizure lasted about four minutes, and Patterson lost consciousness at one point as he was on the ground.

Burkholder said there's no timetable for Patterson's return. "We'll turn that over to the neurologists and those people who are absolute experts," he said. "It's not like hamstring strains. We don't see tons of seizures in our sport, so that's why I have a whole team of physicians, and Lehigh Valley Hospital has a great neuro department, so we're allowing them to handle the case now and then we'll get him to see our docs down at the Pennsylvania Hospital eventually."

11:00 a.m.: Via Eagles Rapid Reporter Kevin Noonan: "Trainer Rick Burkholder saiD Patterson is alert and responsive at Lehigh Valley Hospital after collapsing at practice and suffering a seizure. 'He's even joking around a little bit,' Burkholder said."

10:30 a.m.:
Sources tell Pro Football Talk that Patterson is sending text messages from the hospital saying that he's fine. PFT reports that doctors believe dehydration caused the convulsions, and according to NBC10, the Eagles are saying that Patterson had a seizure.



Eagles defensive tackle Mike Patterson collapsed at practice Wednesday morning and went into convulsions, according to CBSSports.com's Rapid Reports. The team's medical staff attended to him immediately, and the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Patterson was hooked up to an IV and transferred to a stretcher before an ambulance arrived approximately 15 minutes later. The Inquirer also calls Wednesday "probably the hottest morning here at camp."

Patterson apparently had movement in his arms and legs, and was conscious as he was transported to the hospital.

CBSSports.com Eagles correspondent Kevin Noonan writes that "After DT Mike Patterson was taken away by an ambulance - he had collapsed after a routine drill - his partners on the d-line gathered in a circle, got down on one knee and said a prayer for their friend."

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 2:28 pm
 

Eagles Mike Patterson is doing well after seizure



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Since: Mar 22, 2008
Posted on: August 3, 2011 8:50 pm
 

Eagles Mike Patterson is doing well after seizure

The also calls Wednesday "probably the hottest morning here at camp."
Pretty sure theres no way it was the hottest morning at camp. It was about 93 on Monday and today it was about a high of 83. So prob in the 70's in the morning. Im glad everything is going fine with Patterson right now that had to be scary for him and the players watching



Since: Oct 11, 2009
Posted on: August 3, 2011 8:02 pm
 

Eagles Mike Patterson is doing well after seizure

The Eagles have a fantastic state of the art indoor practice facility. If you have a facility like this available, I don't understand why the need to risk players health in the summer heat, esp since so many of the players will be even more out of shape than usual b/c of the extended lockout. Its obvious little was really learned as a result of Korey Stringer's death in Vikings camp a few yrs back. 

 



Since: Sep 9, 2008
Posted on: August 3, 2011 5:49 pm
 

Eagles Mike Patterson is doing well after seizure

Or his best impression of the Mets all season, eh Boyce?  You really are a douche.



Since: Sep 24, 2008
Posted on: August 3, 2011 4:53 pm
 

Eagles Mike Patterson is doing well after seizure

This is something as fans of football we don't like to hear....regardless of our allegiences. I hope he recovers fully and returns to the team. Workouts in 100 degree weather are both gruling and a health risk regardless of what kind of physical shape the players are in. Teams should build indoor facilities rather than face years of scrutiny and lawsuits when something bad happens. 



Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: August 3, 2011 4:53 pm
 

Eagles Mike Patterson is doing well after seizure

Scary. Glad to hear that he's doing better. Hopefully, he'll be okay and this was solely a result of the heat and nothing more. Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery!



Since: Jun 9, 2011
Posted on: August 3, 2011 3:38 pm
 

Eagles DT Mike Patterson collapses at practice

MistaMore...They actually did away with two-a-days courtesy of this current CBA, but you are right about practicing in 100 degree heat.  I have been through that and your buddy feels like its 120 degrees when you have 30 lbs of equipment on you.  We used practice in "shells" in heat like this in the afternoons and only did full pads in the early morning for 1st practice.  They gotta give these guys frequent water breaks or take it indoors if possible when its this hot out.  Playing out in this heat doesn't make your team tougher, it just puts them at risk of heat related illness or death. 


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