Mike Patterson May Rejoin Eagles In 3-4 Days, According To Report

Eagles DT Mike Patterson collapsed on the practice field Wednesday morning and was taken away in an ambulance. He alert and stable and telling team employees he's fine.

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Mike Patterson May Be Able To Return To Practice In A Few Days, According To Report

Just days after Eagles DT Mike Patterson collapsed on the field during Philadelphia Eagles training camp due to what may or may not be brain AVM, doctors are telling Patterson that he should be able to rejoin the team within three to four days. Via John Clayton...


Patterson is already out of the hospital and, according to his agent, is "scheduled to see a neurologist in Philadelphia in the next day or so. We anticipate that he will be cleared to resume normal team activities within a few days." Patterson's agent is disputing the AVM prognosis.

The Eagles would love to have Patterson back healthy and ready to play. He started 14 games for the team last year, accruing 37 tackles and 2 sacks. He started all 16 games for the team in 2008 and 2009 at DT.

Stay tuned to Eagles blog Bleeding Green Nation for more updates on Patterson and Philly.


Eagles' Mike Patterson And Brain AVM: Exploring Lineman's Prognosis

After Eagles defensive tackle Mike Patterson suffered a seizure on the field Wednesday, it was revealed that he has AVM of the brain. SB Nation's medical expert explores this rare blood vessel abnormality, and explains Patterson's prognosis.


Mike Patterson's AVM Diagnosis Disputed By Agent

Many within the Philadelphia Eagles organization were disheartened to learn of defensive tackle Mike Patterson's diagnosis of arteriovenous malformation (AVM) following a four-minute seizure at Wednesday's team practice. However, Patterson's agent, J.R. Rickert, disputes the diagnosis, and will reportedly seek further opinions.

"Rick spoke to one doctor who evaluated Mike that's leaning toward the diagnosis of AVM," Rickert told The Associated Press. "Two other doctors are not leaning toward AVM. They haven't ruled it out, but they're not leaning in that direction at all. They're saying it's premature to diagnose him in that capacity.

"We're going to take Mike to a fourth specialist to get an opinion. After we get that opinion, Mike and Bianca will get together and make a decision about the best course of action based on which opinion they want to follow."

In the meantime, according to team trainer Rick Burkholder, the Eagles have turned to doctors at Philadelphia's Thomas Jefferson University Hospital who are able to perform a far less-invasive form of treatment. Termed "endovascular coiling", the procedure is carried out by a surgeon that directs a catheter though the arterial network until it touches the AVM-infected location.

Patterson is currently on medication that is designed to circumvent further seizures, and should be released from the hospital within the week. A timetable for the defensive tackle's return to the Eagles has not yet been confirmed.

For updates on the condition of Mike Patterson, stay tuned to this StoryStream. For more on how Patterson's condition affects the Philadelphia Eagles, visit Bleeding Green Nation.


Mike Patterson's Collapse Reportedly Related To Brain AVM

The Philadelphia Eagles organization and their fans are wishing the best for DT Mike Patterson, who collapsed on the field Wednesday morning at Eagles training camp practice at LeHigh University. Eagles doctors refused to speculate on what caused the collapse and the seizure but ESPN's Sal Paolantonio reports Patterson has something called brain AVM (arteriovenous malformation).

My limited medical research indicates it's a tangle of blood vessels in the brain. We're not quite sure why they occur or what causes them but they can be fatal given the circumstances. 

Fixing it can be done one of three ways: surgery on his brain; glueing up the abnormal vessels; and radiation. It's unclear what Patterson's next course of action is.

After he collapsed, Patterson was rushed to the hospital where he quickly texted Eagles employees and teammates that he was fine. He was described as alert and stable in the hospital, where he stayed overnight.

Check out Bleeding Green Nation for the latest updates on Patterson's condition.


Mike Patterson Remains Stable After Collapse, Eagles Say

The Philadelphia Eagles are feeling better after DT Mike Patterson received early positive results after collapsing on the field early Wednesday morning. Patterson was about to starts drills with his teammates when he collapsed and suffered a seizure. He was taken away in an ambulance.

The scene was scary but the result is a good one as Eagles trainer Rick Burkholder described Patterson as "alert and stable" right now. He's expected to make a recovery.

Eagles head coach Andy Reid and the players were shaken by the incident but Reid complimented Burkholder for staying calm while it was happening.

"I have to give Rick and our docs, give them the credit," said head coach Andy Reid. "During chaotic situations like that, they all remain calm. I'm not a doctor or trainer, the players aren't, and that's one of your toughest guys going down. So we were all on edge a little bit and Rick just kind of calmed the situation down. One thing I think he did a phenomenal job with was evaluating it, evaluating the situation in a calm way. Bringing the ER doc in and Dr. Ng working in there and he was calm. I think in the long run there it eased the players down, we kind of gathered them around there because the sun was right beating down on Mike. But they were able to kind of see the operation take place."

Also of note is that rookie Danny Watkins assisted with the situation before the ambulance got there. He's a former firefighter and has experience in this area. 

The good news is that Patterson appears to be OK.


Mike Patterson Telling Eagles He's Fine

There was a scary situation out at LeHigh University, site of Philadelphia Eagles training camp, this afternoon. Eagles DT Mike Patterson collapsed on the field apparently going into convulsions at one point and was taken away in an ambulance.

Here's the good news: Patterson is telling team employees he's fine, according to Bob Glauber who is reporting from Eagles training camp. Eagles trainer Rick Burkholder confirmed he had a seizure though they wouldn't speculate on what caused it. He's undergoing tests now but it "alert and stable" at the hospital.

Whew. This is the best news of the day. It was just this week that the Vikings remembered Korey Stringer, who died 10 years ago after collapsing on the practice field.

It's unclear what the time table for Patterson's return is but all that matters for now is that he's telling people he's OK.

Check out Bleeding Green Nation for the latest. 


Eagles' Mike Patterson Collapses, Leaves Practice In Ambulance

Eagles DT Mike Patterson collapsed on the practice field Wednesday morning and was taken away in an ambulance.

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