Patterson returns to Eagles after seizure
Saturday, August 13, 2011
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) -- Mike Patterson, who collapsed and suffered a seizure at practice just 10 days ago, has returned to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Patterson did not practice Saturday, but was in uniform doing strength and conditioning drills with trainer Rick Burkholder and several other teammates for the first time since his scary episode on an adjacent field. Patterson didn't answer questions, but he did smile broadly and tell reporters, "I feel great," while leaving the practice field.
Patterson, a 300-pound defensive tackle, was diagnosed with a brain AVM after collapsing during one of the team's training camp practices at Lehigh University on Aug. 3. He was taken from the field in an ambulance and hospitalized for three days.