Philadelphia Eagles lineman Mike Patterson was rushed to the hospital this morning after collapsing and having convulsions during training camp practice.Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Jeff McLane was at the practice and tweeted updates of the situation.
McLane says that Patterson collapsed while walking down the field with his fellow linemen and started convulsing. An ambulance was called, and Patterson (who moving his extremities) was hooked up to an IV and taken away by paramedics.
Practice continued, but his fellow teammates were visibly upset.
There’s no way to know for sure if Patterson’s problem is heat related, but it’s 81 degrees today in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where the Eagles training camp is. That’s definitely hot, but not outrageous given the conditions that football players are often forced to train in during the traditional summer two-a-days.
Two high school players in Georgia have died this summer after intense practices in extreme heat.
That’s Patterson in the back of the photo, trying to cool off with fellow linemen at Monday’s practice. We’ll update this story when hear more about Patterson’s condition.
10:38am | Patterson stable.
The Eagles have updated Patterson’s condition, stating that he had a seizure, but is “alert and stable” and was even joking with hospital staff. Daily News reporter Les Bowen says he is being treated for dehydration.
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