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Browns linebacker Benard taken to hospital for testing after collapse

Browns linebacker Marcus Benard spoke with reporters in the locker room as usual Thursday.  20 minutes later, Benard reportedly collapsed out while sitting down.  He fell off his chair before trainers attended to him, according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer.  Benard never lost consciousness lying on the ground.

Browns spokesman Neal Gulkis tells PFT that Benard was taken to a local hospital for further testing.  He is stable and alert.

It’s not clear exactly what happened, but we’ll follow up when we know more.  Benard has 4.5 sacks this year and has been a key ingredient to an improving Browns defense.

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14 Responses to “Browns linebacker Benard taken to hospital for testing after collapse”
  1. kigeramsey says: Nov 11, 2010 1:35 PM

    Best of luck to Marcus Benard

  2. Jim says: Nov 11, 2010 1:37 PM

    I hope he gets better, right after Sunday’s game versus my Jets.

  3. jimjcleveland says: Nov 11, 2010 1:47 PM

    The article says he never lost consciousness. He did NOT pass out.

  4. jimjcleveland says: Nov 11, 2010 1:51 PM

    I meant to say the article in the PD about it says he “never lost consciousness.” He didn’t pass out.

  5. jlawless87 says: Nov 11, 2010 1:51 PM

    The article doesn’t mention that he fell of the chair laughing at Braylon Edwards’ attempts at trash talking.

    Seriously though hope everything is okay with Mr. Benard

  6. birdmanbrownies says: Nov 11, 2010 1:59 PM

    sucks…i hope he is ok..bernards a beast, well need him against the jets this week.

  7. clevelanddawg654 says: Nov 11, 2010 2:03 PM

    this does suk….hope he,s ok…get well quick bro

  8. kevinfromphilly says: Nov 11, 2010 2:10 PM

    Must have been a rough interview.

  9. yyyass says: Nov 11, 2010 2:31 PM

    Someone told him they were trading to bring Brady Quinn back.

  10. crownofthehelmet says: Nov 11, 2010 2:37 PM

    Probably from a staph infection.

  11. dnormang says: Nov 11, 2010 2:44 PM

    Writers for major news web sites ought to be able to spell “ingredient.”

    (Of course, I had to look it up to be sure…)

  12. artmodellspimp says: Nov 11, 2010 3:07 PM

    crownofthehelmet says:

    “Probably from a staph infection.”
    —————

    That was funny.

    At least it was four years ago. Congratulations on successfully waking up from your coma.

  13. dsims7 says: Nov 11, 2010 3:10 PM

    As a LONG time Dogg Fan, get well soon!

  14. crownofthehelmet says: Nov 11, 2010 4:03 PM

    artmodellspimp says:

    That was funny.

    At least it was four years ago. Congratulations on successfully waking up from your coma.
    _ _ _ _ _ _

    Actually the last case was the end of 08, but based on your screen name, I can see how you computed that 10 – 8 = 4. Too bad your team can’t use your new math when keeping score, it might equate to a few more wins.

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