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Patterson Has Brain Condition That Could Lead to Surgery or Radiation

Eagles defensive tackle Mike Patterson suffers from arteriovenous malformation, ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio reports.

Arteriovenous malformation, or AVM, is defined as “an abnormal connection between the arteries and veins in the brain”. Usually forming during birth, AVM symptoms may occur at any age.

Paolantonio adds that Patterson may undergo surgery or radiation treatment to address the issue. Surgery would involve removing a piece of Patterson’s skull, which would likely impact his ability to continue his football career, while radiation treatment would take place over a period of a few years. That course of treatment could allow the former first-round pick to continue playing football.

Patterson’s agent, J.R. Rickert, issued the following statement:

“Mike Patterson is alert, in no pain and doing well. He lost consciousness on the field for a brief period and the Eagles’ medical staff responded accordingly. We are very grateful for everyone’s prayers and support.

“Mike will be back at practice as soon as the doctors clear him.”

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