Eagles DT Patterson has seizure; alert at hospital



BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Eagles trainer Rick Burkholder says defensive tackle Mike Patterson is alert, stable and joking at a hospital after suffering a seizure at training camp at Lehigh University.

Patterson dropped to the ground between plays during practice Wednesday morning, and the player began violently shaking. He was immediately tended to by Burkholder and his staff, with assistance from rookie offensive lineman Danny Watkins, a trained firefighter.

Burkholder says the 6-foot-1, 300-pound Patterson is undergoing further tests at Lehigh Valley Hospital.

As players kneeled nearby, holding hands and praying, an ambulance arrived and Patterson was placed on a stretcher and lifted into the ambulance.

Practice resumed after about 15 minutes.