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Mike Patterson has brain condition, needs surgery

Posted on: August 4, 2011 9:56 am
Edited on: August 4, 2011 10:08 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Eagles defensive lineman Mike Patterson went to the hospital yesterday after suffering a seizure at training camp. Updates later in the day had him "doing well" but appears to have been premature -- Patterson is now reportedly suffering from brain AVM (arteriovenus malformation) and will require surgery.

That's according to ESPN, and the AVM condition is quite serious -- it essentially means that several blood vessels in his brain have become intertwined and will require surgery and/or radiation to untangle them. Yes, it's quite scary.

Several tweets from his representatives also indicate that things have taken a turn for the worse.

"Our client Mike Patterson's condition is more serious than doctors originally thought," Brian McLaughlin of National Sports Management tweeted.
"Please keep him in your prayers."

"Please keep Mike Patterson in your thoughts and prayers," JR Rickert tweeted as well. "He is getting the best care to address the condition."

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Comments

Since: Feb 9, 2011
Posted on: August 4, 2011 11:07 am
 

Mike Patterson has brain condition, needs surgery

Sorry to hear about this, hope for a speedy recovery.



Since: Jun 16, 2009
Posted on: August 4, 2011 10:59 am
 

Mike Patterson has brain condition, needs surgery

Best of wishes to Mike Patterson and his family. Hopefully the surgery goes well and he can fully recover




Since: Feb 2, 2009
Posted on: August 4, 2011 10:57 am
 

Mike Patterson has brain condition, needs surgery

what an unfortunate thing to happen. good luck dealing with these tough times, and your famiy, friends, and your team will be there for your full support. sickens me to see this stuff happen, hope the best happens to you.



Since: Jul 22, 2011
Posted on: August 4, 2011 10:56 am
 

Mike Patterson has brain condition, needs surgery

Eagles should put his number on their helemts to show support as well!



Since: Jul 22, 2011
Posted on: August 4, 2011 10:54 am
 

Mike Patterson has brain condition, needs surgery

Mike Patterson is in everyones prayers! Who cares if he ever plays football again as long as he comes out of this surgery ok! If plays ever again great but lets get passed the surgery then we will think about football. The Eagles and fans care about their plays we hope Mike is going to be ok!

God Bless Mike




Since: Aug 4, 2011
Posted on: August 4, 2011 10:49 am
 

Mike Patterson has brain condition, needs surgery

Prayers go out to you and your family,
Glad they found it and will fix you up better than new,
Speedy recovery.




Since: Nov 26, 2006
Posted on: August 4, 2011 10:45 am
 

Mike Patterson has brain condition, needs surgery

This will be career ending more than likely. His recovery will be at least a year and then you can only hope that it doesnt happen again. The physical contact and banging is 1 of the things that these patients are told to avoid after the surgery.  Sad and hope it goes well.



Since: May 31, 2007
Posted on: August 4, 2011 10:38 am
 

Mike Patterson has brain condition, needs surgery

Yikes.  Best wishes to Mike and his family.  Brain surgery is no joke.  I hope all goes well.



Since: Oct 9, 2006
Posted on: August 4, 2011 10:32 am
 

Mike Patterson has brain condition, needs surgery

Terrible news and I hope he gets the best care and a full recovery. This is scary stuff. From one Giants fan to Eagles nation and Mike's family, my prayers and sympathies, and a hope for future health.



Since: Dec 29, 2010
Posted on: August 4, 2011 10:21 am
 

Mike Patterson has brain condition, needs surgery

All the best Mike.  Hoping for a successful surgery and a speedy recovery.  Good luck and take care!


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