Eagles' player collapses from seizure
The Eagles say defensive tackle Mike Patterson suffered a seizure.
August 3rd, 2011
11:39 AM ET

Eagles' player collapses from seizure

Philadelphia Eagles player Mike Patterson collapsed from a seizure on the practice field Wednesday, the Philadelphia Eagles said.

"Patterson  was taken to Lehigh Valley  Hospital where he is being  tested to see why he experienced the seizure. Patterson has had no complications  from the seizure," the football team said on its website.

It is unknown whether the incident is heat-related, but it comes at a time when many states are dealing with sweltering temperatures and a few high school football players have died after falling ill with heat-related symptoms at practice.

The temperature was about 80 degrees during the Eagles' morning practice.

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  1. Dan

    It wasn't funny the first time it was said.

    August 3, 2011 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
  2. jessicaber

    Boy. I really symapthise with him. My neighbor is 53, single and has had seizures her whole life. I cook for her a lot, because of it.

    August 3, 2011 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Go Vick

    Haters gonna hate! Who care about the past! Watching him score 6 makes it all go away. Go Ealges!

    August 3, 2011 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wzrd1

      I'll go on hating. Gravity. Especially in the morning.
      As for him, don't know him, but I'll do the right thing and wish him well and no recurrence of his medical problem.

      August 4, 2011 at 12:39 am | Report abuse |
  4. Bigdanusa

    Get well mike. We need ya. Fly eagles fly

    August 3, 2011 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Go Vick

    Haters gonna hate! Who care about the past! Watching him score 6 makes it all go away. Go Ealges!

    August 3, 2011 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Three Dog Mama

    This is NOT a funny thing. I don't follow pro sports but I wish him well.

    August 3, 2011 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  7. George

    Mike, get better soon and come back to play.

    August 3, 2011 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Me

    Everyone has a period of change int them. Plus I thought this article was about another player having a seizure. Dumb people get over it. Have you done anything that wasnt right. Thank you. Next

    August 3, 2011 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
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