08/24/2011 9:35 AM
In week 1 Mike was able to play and is still competing at the highest level. We are so happy for Mike to have made this comeback and continue playing in the NFL.
In a stunning turn of events Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Mike Patterson plans to play in the Eagles preseason game Thursday vs the Cleveland Browns, just three weeks removed from a dramatic collapse at Eagles practice.
Patterson was thought to be in danger of missing the season as speculation at first pointed toward a condition known as Arteriovenous Malformation of the brain, an abnormal connection between the arteries and veins.
While the exact results of Patterson’s many medical tests are unavailable, it is apparent that he has been cleared by his neurologist and other physicians and is ready to get back on the field. We can’t wait to see Mike out there playing for the team and city that is so close to his heart.
Patterson and the Eagles will be facing a very sharp looking Cleveland Browns team led by second year quarterback Colt McCoy and dangerous wide receiver Josh Cribbs on Thursday, August 25th at 7:30 Eastern.
Mike Patterson has been released from the hospital and will join his teammates at training camp.
He 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.
Eagles defensive tackle Mike Patterson was initially diagnosed with a brain condition that may require surgery, but is seeking alternate opinions from other doctors. The 28-year-old Patterson was hospitalized after suffering a seizure Wednesday morning at Eagles training camp at Lehigh University. He was initially diagnosed with arteriovenous malformation (AVM), which is the tangling of two blood vessels near the skull. Contrary to initial reports, however, Mike has not yet undergone surgery for this condition. He continues to seek alternate opinions on his condition, and will ultimately make a decision with his family on his course of action. "We have started a prayer chain with all the players around the NFL to pray for Mike," said Michael Giorgio, vice-president of National Sports Management, the agency that represents Patterson. We at National Sports Management are keeping Mike and his family in our thoughts and prayers, as he perserveres through this challenging time.