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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
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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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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 2:26 pm
 

Mike Patterson has brain condition, needs surgery



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Since: Apr 8, 2010
Posted on: August 4, 2011 5:03 pm
 

Mike Patterson has brain condition, needs surgery

My best wishes and prayers to Mike Patterson and his family. We all know he is a strong man and hopefully he will fully recover,




Since: Oct 24, 2009
Posted on: August 4, 2011 3:47 pm
 

Mike Patterson has brain condition, needs surgery

Best wishes and prayers to Mike Patterson and his family. I hope they remain strong and he can recover and lead a normal life.



Since: Aug 4, 2011
Posted on: August 4, 2011 1:22 pm
 

Mike Patterson has brain condition, needs surgery

Typical recovery time is about 2 years. After 2 years what effects you still have will not go away and can be managed.



Since: Aug 4, 2011
Posted on: August 4, 2011 1:20 pm
 

Mike Patterson has brain condition, needs surgery

No, it's not a result of hits to the head. It is a birth defect. Basically your body didn't form the capilaries between the artery and the vein. SO your body creates a nest of veins to try and memic capelaries. Hence creating the tangle of blood vessels. These usually go undetected until something happens. I know all this because I had one and they didn't find it till I had a seizure. The biggest risk is bleeding. My prayers are with him. This is not an easy road of recovery.



Since: Sep 6, 2006
Posted on: August 4, 2011 11:56 am
 

Mike Patterson has brain condition, needs surgery

I'm not familiar w/ AVM. My question is, with all the head injuries(concussions) that these football players are getting, can that lead to AVM?
Is this an isolated freak incident or a result of what the NFL has been talking about(player safety) adressing during the CBA? 

As an Iggles die hard, I hate to see bad news already. As a football fan, it puts life in its proper prospective. It just goes to show you, life is a fragile gift and you need to live it to the fullest. As my Mom once told me, "Don't ever go to bed mad, you may regret it in the morning because you don't know what tomorrow has in store for you!" Hang in there Mike, we'll be praying for a speedy recovery. There is a life beyond football and your family needs you more than the Eagles.



Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: August 4, 2011 11:19 am
 

Mike Patterson has brain condition, needs surgery

Oh man, I hope he'll be okay and recovers fully.


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