Posted July 22, 2012 on AP on Fox
The Philadelphia Eagles have ruled out defensive tackle Mike Patterson for their entire training camp and possibly more because the incision where he had brain surgery in January hasn't fully healed. Patterson, placed on the non-football injury list Sunday, was diagnosed with a brain malformation last August after suffering a seizure during a training camp practice at Lehigh University. Eagles head trainer Rick Burkholder said a piece of Patterson's cranium was taken off in January so neurosurgeon Dr. Robert Spetzler could remove the arteriovenous malformation (AVM), a tangle of veins and arteries that doctors determined caused the seizure. Burkholder said Spetzler determined Friday after examining an X-ray and CT scan that the area of Patterson's cranium that he operated on had not healed sufficiently to allow Patterson to return to football. ''He wasn't totally happy with it,'' Burkholder said. ''He's concerned about some very small (...

Philadelphia Eagles: Mike Patterson to Miss Training Camp

Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Mike Patterson has been ruled out of training camp this summer and possibly longer because the incision where he had brain surgery in January hasn’t fully healed. Patterson was diagnosed with a brain malformation last August after he suffered a seizure during a training camp practice. The 28-year-old defensive tackle underwent surgery in January...

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