Thursday, August 4, 2011

Patterson agent: Media reports not accurate

Mike Patterson’s agent, JR Rickert, issued a statement Thursday disputing confirmation his client has AVM or that the player would need surgery for what could be a condition where blood vessels are tangled in the skull.

Patterson was forced out of practice and ambulanced to the Lehigh Valley Hospital ER after going into convulsions during practice. Convulsions are one of the symptoms of the neurological disorder.

“Media reports are not accurate,” the statement said. “Mike has not yet decided on surgery. He has not received an official diagnosis of a brain AVR and is continuing to be evaluated by multiple doctors. Once we know the course of treatment and timetable for recovery, Mike and his wife Bianca will decide how to proceed.”


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