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Report: Harrison's tumor removed during surgery

Posted on: October 23, 2011 11:46 am
 
HarrisonPosted by Josh Katzowitz

After a tumor was found in the brain of Jerome Harrison -- scuttling a trade between the Eagles and Lions -- Harrison underwent surgery to remove it Friday, and ESPN’s Chris Mortensen is reporting that the surgery went well and doctors believe “all of (the) tumor was removed”.

Which obviously is fantastic news for Harrison.

The report of the brain tumor was a scary moment for Harrison, who had been traded to the Eagles for Ronnie Brown.

But during the physical performed by Philadelphia doctors, after Harrison complained of headaches (strong enough where Brown had to wear sunglasses on the practice field), an MRI revealed a brain tumor. Which means the trade, even though it was voided, might have been the best thing ever to happen to Harrison.

As my colleague Ryan Wilson pointed out on Friday, Lions coach Jim Schwartz visited Harrison in the hospital before he underwent brain surgery.

"He was in very good spirits," Schwartz said. "But after that, I don’t know if I want to talk too much. It’s one of those things, it’s a non-football thing, and I’ll just let him take it away from that spot."

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Comments

Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: October 24, 2011 5:20 pm
 

Report: Harrison's tumor removed during surgery

I keep coming back to these stories on Harrison. I am now a fan of his for life. I hope he recovers and jhas many long years to enjoy with or without football. Keep fighting Jerome...wish you the best



Since: Aug 18, 2009
Posted on: October 24, 2011 1:47 pm
 

Report: Harrison's tumor removed during surgery

You shouldn't talk to your mom like that.



Since: Apr 28, 2007
Posted on: October 23, 2011 10:49 pm
 

Report: Harrison's tumor removed during surgery

Glad all went well.  This may be a stupid question but I do not see any way he could return to Football, they had to cut through his skull.  It not like a broken leg or reconstructing a knee, this is your brain.  If concussions can end a career, removing part of your skull to get to the brain and cutting stuff, has to be 1000 times worse.  I hope Mr. Harrison will retire and not risk his health anymore.  Walking with a limp is one thing, risking unrepairable damage to your brain is something else.



Since: Apr 7, 2009
Posted on: October 23, 2011 10:01 pm
 

Report: Harrison's tumor removed during surgery

a typical ignorant comment from a moronic philly parasite.

double the fact he's a loser eagles boob.





Since: Nov 9, 2008
Posted on: October 23, 2011 8:40 pm
 

Report: Harrison's tumor removed during surgery

Amazing story with an excellent ending so far.



Since: Jan 10, 2010
Posted on: October 23, 2011 8:19 pm
 

Report: Harrison's tumor removed during surgery

man you are a sad animal what do you mean who cares you want live forever but who cares



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Since: Oct 21, 2011
Posted on: October 23, 2011 8:07 pm
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Since: Jun 22, 2007
Posted on: October 23, 2011 5:23 pm
 

Report: Harrison's tumor removed during surgery

This is great news. Here's hoping for no lasting effects and a return to football as soon as possible.



Since: Nov 24, 2010
Posted on: October 23, 2011 3:57 pm
 

Report: Harrison's tumor removed during surgery

Thank You Lord!



Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: October 23, 2011 2:09 pm
 

Report: Harrison's tumor removed during surgery

We all think of a trade as players being traded for other players.  This time, Jerome was traded for his life.  Great story!  Sad no one knew about this earlier, however, he will be fine and be able to live a great life.  I hope he and his family are good and we see him someday playing again.  Thanks to the Eagle doctors who did their jobs to their fullest! 


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