Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Patterson 'upbeat' after brain surgery

Mike Patterson (right) watches Jason Babin celebrate
Eagles defensive tackle Mike Patterson is OK after undergoing a lengthy and delicate brain operation this past Friday.

Patterson needed the surgery to repair an AVM – a tangle of blood vessels near the brain - that resulted in his collapse during a practice at training camp.

“I talked to him yesterday and he’s doing very well,” Eagles head coach Andy Reid said Tuesday. “Early on they had him sedated pretty well. He’s doing well; very upbeat and positive. It was a very long surgery. They had to dig in there to get to the spot and they felt like it was successful.”

Reid says doctors are optimistic Patterson should be back for training camp barring a setback.

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