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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: Jul 4, 2007
Posted on: August 4, 2011 10:18 am
 

Mike Patterson has brain condition, needs surgery

I'm praying for you, Mike! 



Since: Sep 12, 2007
Posted on: August 4, 2011 10:16 am
 

Mike Patterson has brain condition, needs surgery

Speaking from direct experience, it is a very serious problem that needs to be corrected.  At a minimum, he won't be playing this year.  I wish the best for him and his family.



Since: Jan 29, 2007
Posted on: August 4, 2011 10:15 am
 

Mike Patterson has brain condition, needs surgery

I hope he can recover. There are things more important than playing football..............good luck to him!



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: August 4, 2011 10:11 am
 

Mike Patterson has brain condition, needs surgery

That is too bad, an AVM is a very big deal and a major brain surgery


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