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Ambulance called after Mike Patterson “went into convulsions” at Eagles camp

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Eagles defensive tackle Mike Patterson needed emergency medical attention at this morning’s practice, according to multiple reporters on the scene.

Geoff Mosher, who covers the Eagles for the News Journal, wrote on Twitter that Patterson hit the ground hard and was shaking on the ground. It’s not clear exactly what happened, but other players were visibly upset by what they saw.

Jeff McLane, the Eagles beat reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer, wrote that “Patterson just went into convulsions.”

Patterson has movement in his arms and legs and is conscious.

Am ambulance arrived about 15 minutes after Patterson went down, and Patterson was loaded into the ambulance on a stretcher.

We’ll continue to follow this story and provide you with updates.

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61 Responses to “Ambulance called after Mike Patterson “went into convulsions” at Eagles camp”
  1. ihavea2inchpenis says: Aug 3, 2011 9:59 AM

    The heat is just to hot for them big guys. They need air conditioner helmets.NFL has the money

  2. captainwisdom8888 says: Aug 3, 2011 10:00 AM

    Big boy….hot sun….and they say practices are less strenuous this year.

  3. seehoxrun says: Aug 3, 2011 10:00 AM

    Oh my garsh McJelous was right …. he is a pretty big dude i wonder if his convulsions registered as sysmic activity…

  4. wetdentist says: Aug 3, 2011 10:00 AM

    holy moly! get well Mike Patterson!

  5. nmunderdog says: Aug 3, 2011 10:00 AM

    God bless Mike Patterson, may the Lord help you through what you are dealing with right now and comfort your family. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  6. davidm1886 says: Aug 3, 2011 10:00 AM

    hope he’s ok. he’s always been a hard worker and has stayed out of trouble. supposed to be a good backup to rotate in this year

  7. reidtardinthepound says: Aug 3, 2011 10:01 AM

    Thoughts and prayers…

  8. drmonkeyarmy says: Aug 3, 2011 10:01 AM

    Doubt it is heat related. Weren’t in the midst of drills or anything and its a relatively cool morning.

  9. vdogg says: Aug 3, 2011 10:02 AM

    Big man + High temps + no OTA’s = more of these stories to come.

  10. tombradysbaby says: Aug 3, 2011 10:05 AM

    “ihavea2inchpenis says: Aug 3, 2011 9:59 AM

    The heat is just to hot for them big guys. They need air conditioner helmets.NFL has the money”

    “captainwisdom8888 says: Aug 3, 2011 10:00 AM

    Big boy….hot sun….and they say practices are less strenuous this year.”

    Did you two even read the article?

    Patterson hit the ground hard and was shaking on the ground. It’s not clear exactly what happened, but other players were visibly upset by what they saw.

    Says nothing about the heat. Looks more like a neck or back injury.

  11. seneca1ss says: Aug 3, 2011 10:06 AM

    The curse of Vince Young has begun
    (i hope Mike is OK)

  12. skoobyfl says: Aug 3, 2011 10:06 AM

    We all need to pray for him, this is very scary.

  13. randall351 says: Aug 3, 2011 10:06 AM

    15 minutes is an awful response time, why in the world would they not have at least 1 ambulance on stand by? Or heck, why can’t a NFL team afford to have their own ambulance on standby if they don’t want to take up a public one, they already have the medical staff?

  14. mongobo says: Aug 3, 2011 10:06 AM

    I hope he’s okay. Heat or something else, the convulsions part spooks the Hell out of me.

  15. 7to10for6allday says: Aug 3, 2011 10:07 AM

    That sucks, you never want to see stuff like that no matter what team they’re on. Hope he’s ok!

  16. baned0n says: Aug 3, 2011 10:08 AM

    Was it the heat? Or was it a hit?

  17. wildbk33 says: Aug 3, 2011 10:08 AM

    he and trevow laws were taken off the field in seperate plays..well pattersons wasnt actually a play. Hopefully this is just dehydration and he is ok.

  18. damnws6 says: Aug 3, 2011 10:10 AM

    Is it not ridiculous that NFL teams don’t have an ambulance at practices every day? God forbid it was life threatening; 15 minutes would have been an eternity. They have the money.

  19. typhilly21 says: Aug 3, 2011 10:11 AM

    there was no contact. they were separating to go to positional drills.

  20. dsigrey says: Aug 3, 2011 10:11 AM

    Lets hope he’s alright…

  21. dciggles says: Aug 3, 2011 10:12 AM

    Why do you keep deleting my posts?

  22. ezdoesit209 says: Aug 3, 2011 10:12 AM

    On behalf of all “sane” Cowboys fans I’d like to say hang in there big guy!

    TEAM NFCeast !

  23. juiceybgc says: Aug 3, 2011 10:13 AM

    can someone tell me how in the hell it took an ambulance 15minutes to arrive at a pro-practice… A. shudnt their response time b a helluva lot faster and B. y dont the eagles hv a hired ambulance on the field at all times… pretty poor way of them lookin out for their players

  24. rmzthefirst says: Aug 3, 2011 10:14 AM

    Hope all is well..!

  25. Burritto says: Aug 3, 2011 10:14 AM

    Scary. I hope he’s alright.

  26. blockingsled says: Aug 3, 2011 10:14 AM

    Prayers for Patterson. I’ve been to Eagles camp many times and I have seen an ambulance sitting just off to the corner of the main field before. Not sure if it’s there all the time or not.

  27. jimmysee says: Aug 3, 2011 10:14 AM

    I thought Tuesday was players’ day off.

  28. b7p19 says: Aug 3, 2011 10:15 AM

    Wish you all the best Mike. Hopefully this sounds worse than it was.

  29. gcsuk says: Aug 3, 2011 10:15 AM

    Don’t like the Eagles, but certainly can’t wish this on Patterson. Hope he is OK and able to continue this season.

  30. hystoracle says: Aug 3, 2011 10:15 AM

    I thought these guys were staying in shape during the lockout? With the heat, all teams should have been preaching to drink your fluids from the opening of training camp.

    It’s unbelievable to think all football players wouldn’t work to stay in shape in the off-season. I see stories on hockey players attending workout camps in the offseason. Gary Roberts’ Program is a good example. These guys come in stronger, leaner, and prepared to endure a long season.

    Too many Football guys eat jelly donuts and get fat in the offseason. Nice workout plan. With limitations to practice, it is going to become more imperative for the players to take responsibility for their own training. The ones that do will succeed.

  31. typhilly21 says: Aug 3, 2011 10:16 AM

    vdogg says:
    Aug 3, 2011 10:02 AM
    Big man + High temps + no OTA’s = more of these stories to come.
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    patterson is actually down 20 lbs from last season in order to fit new DL scheme

  32. garryjercia says: Aug 3, 2011 10:16 AM

    Maybe he just heard what they are paying Jenkins.

  33. jfont1584 says: Aug 3, 2011 10:19 AM

    He was doing his dream team dance

  34. hystoracle says: Aug 3, 2011 10:21 AM

    Sugar related?? He is a Big guy – diabetes is a possibility.

  35. tdl8 says: Aug 3, 2011 10:21 AM

    15 minutes for the ambulance to get there?!?! WTF? It’s a good thing it wasn’t that serious! An ambulance should get there in 4-5 minutes at the most!

  36. dirtydrynn27 says: Aug 3, 2011 10:21 AM

    I sincerly hope and pray that he is ok!.This is scary because I remember some years ago an Offensive lineman for the Vikings collapsed and died on the field!

  37. ejmat2 says: Aug 3, 2011 10:23 AM

    My thuoghts and prayers are with him and his family as well as the Eagle faithful. As a Viking fan I remember the Korey Stringer ordeal 10 years ago. It’s not easy practicing in the heat. The good news is he is conscious. Fight well Patterson and hope to see you out there playing on opening day!

  38. mykelane says: Aug 3, 2011 10:23 AM

    various reporters wrote on twitter that it he was not involved in any type of contact drill and that severe dehydration can cause convultions. they even said it was a hotter than normal morning in Lehigh where the training camp is. they reported him having use of his extremities and leaving with an IV attached.

    hopefully its just that, dehydration and not something more severe.

    thoughts and prayers with ya Mike

  39. kane337 says: Aug 3, 2011 10:24 AM

    Did he get too hyped up?

    I hope he is ok.

  40. melonnhead says: Aug 3, 2011 10:24 AM

    15 minutes? Nice response time. Too cheap to keep one on site, I guess. Penny wise and pound foolish.

  41. wildbk33 says: Aug 3, 2011 10:25 AM

    @dirtydrynn27 Cory Stringer collapsed and died on the field 10 years ago this week….rip

  42. melonnhead says: Aug 3, 2011 10:25 AM

    15 minutes for the ambulance to get there?!?! WTF? It’s a good thing it wasn’t that serious!

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    Collapsing to the ground hard and going into convulsions sounds pretty serious to me.

  43. owensaws says: Aug 3, 2011 10:26 AM

    Doubt it is heat it is in the 70′s in this area today and is usually even cooler where camp is

  44. philly4lyfe says: Aug 3, 2011 10:26 AM

    Some1 needs call Denver and ask if we can have fatterick bunkley back.

  45. melonnhead says: Aug 3, 2011 10:28 AM

    Current temp at Lehigh is 80 degrees. Not that hot. I hope he’s ok.

  46. The Shoeman says: Aug 3, 2011 10:29 AM

    Again, it wasn’t a contact related injury.

    He simply collapsed before a drill, which really makes it all the more scary.

    Prior to a drill, Patterson collapsed on the field and reportedly started shaking.

    As team doctors, and former firefighter Danny Watkins, attended to him he was seen conscious and moving on the ground.

    About 15 minutes later an ambulance arrived and paramedics, again along with Watkins, hooked him up to an IV, loaded him on and took him to a nearby hospital.

  47. dawkattack says: Aug 3, 2011 10:30 AM

    @seehoxrun = Sick Individual. God Bless You Mike Pull Through My Prayers Are With You

  48. pftstory says: Aug 3, 2011 10:35 AM

    15 minutes is too long?
    Are we going to park ambulances every where someone might have convulsions? Or are football players special?
    Yes lets park these ambulances at every practice site pro and college and have the EMT’s sit there 95% of the time never be needed.
    (When was the last time this happened?)
    Then for the 5% they are needed have them be inexperienced or rusty because they spend 95% of their time doing nothing.
    Which doctor do you want working on you, the one whose been active or the one who just took a year off?
    BTW if they are sitting at a football practice waiting for the random convulsion, they are not available to respond to the public. Thus delaying the response time for you and me.

    The teams have trained medical staffs on site. If they cannot handle the situation for 15 minutes they are in the wrong profession.

  49. eaglesfan244 says: Aug 3, 2011 10:35 AM

    randall351 says:
    Aug 3, 2011 10:06 AM
    15 minutes is an awful response time, why in the world would they not have at least 1 ambulance on stand by? Or heck, why can’t a NFL team afford to have their own ambulance on standby if they don’t want to take up a public one, they already have the medical staff?

    Let’s start off by wishing Patterson well and a speedy recovery…second, let’s get information, not opinion from the sources. I have it directly from someone on scene that the ambulance was on site and all due diligence was taken to insure that the proper cervical precautions were taken and that the appropriate medical care was being given. To think that these teams do not have the appropriate amount of medical personnel on standby is absurd! And by all accounts, the number of fans on site watching practice is amazing today. Let’s stay positive when a player, who plays hard and keeps his nose clean, and serves as a positive role model for our kids…goes down to injury or illness and NOT make it about the inability of the staff to provide proper care.

  50. polishrod says: Aug 3, 2011 10:43 AM

    @eaglesfan

    AMEN

    People read stuff on this site and take it as the bible. You would think after reading every post that is filled with opinions, they may realize this site is not all about the “information” in the news and as such it’s not always checked properly.

    I go to Eagles camp every year and they ALWAYS have at least 1 ambulance (usually 2) on stand-by at all times.

  51. eaglesfan244 says: Aug 3, 2011 10:45 AM

    PS…there was another ambulance back on site to take the place of the one that left with Patterson…to assist with other illnesses or injuries. pftstory…way to go man! You are obviously in the business and understand that quick care does not necessarily mean QUALITY care!

    randall351: you want to comment, go get your EMT certification, Paramedic certification or become a doctor…

  52. The Shoeman says: Aug 3, 2011 10:45 AM

    As team doctors, and former firefighter Danny Watkins, attended to him he was seen conscious and moving on the ground.

    ************************************************************

    Good for Danny Watkins, a firefighter and EMT
    on the scene.

    latest report says:
    Patterson is texting ,,he is OK.

  53. philtvc65 says: Aug 3, 2011 10:48 AM

    Can’t afford an ambulance after signing all those players !!!! Hope the guy is ok, and I say that as an ex-D-lineman, I dislike a lot of Eagles fans after what I read when ST died.

  54. melonnhead says: Aug 3, 2011 10:56 AM

    15 minutes is too long?
    Are we going to park ambulances every where someone might have convulsions? Or are football players special?
    Yes lets park these ambulances at every practice site pro and college and have the EMT’s sit there 95% of the time never be needed.
    (When was the last time this happened?)

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    You’re sure going a long way to justify the Eagles not having an ambulance on standby.

  55. eaglesfan244 says: Aug 3, 2011 10:57 AM

    philtvc65: Please do not judge all Eagles fans by the foolish, bullish behavior of some…there are a lot of really great Eagles fans out there! We collectively have a bad reputation, but I have seen many good deeds done in the name of the team and the city!

  56. melonnhead says: Aug 3, 2011 11:00 AM

    Let’s stay positive when a player, who plays hard and keeps his nose clean, and serves as a positive role model for our kids…goes down to injury or illness and NOT make it about the inability of the staff to provide proper care.

    ————————————————————-

    I’d love to, but then I start thinking about Eagles fans’ reactions to the Cowboys’ practice dome collapse.

  57. eaglesfan244 says: Aug 3, 2011 11:00 AM

    MELONHEAD…..there were two ambulances on scene today…they did not drive them directly on to the field right away…they used the equipment and carts just like they do in stadium. THEN, if still needed, they call in the rig to pick up the patient. There are ALWAYS ambulances at camp!

  58. macjacmccoy says: Aug 3, 2011 11:19 AM

    juiceybgc says:
    Aug 3, 2011 10:13 AM
    can someone tell me how in the hell it took an ambulance 15minutes to arrive at a pro-practice… A. shudnt their response time b a helluva lot faster and B. y dont the eagles hv a hired ambulance on the field at all times… pretty poor way of them lookin out for their players

    ————————————————–

    Just bc it took an ambulance that long doesnt mean he didnt have trained medical professionals their looking out for him.

    What do you think trainers and medical staffs are. I have been to Eagles training camp every year last 10 years and they have multiple medical professionals on site. They also have top notch medical equipment on site and take it very seriously. Im sure he was being looked after by the medical staff until the ambulance arrived to take him to the hospital.

    So stop jumping to conclusions and judging when you dont have a clue what really happened.

  59. markcycy says: Aug 3, 2011 11:37 AM

    why r there not ambulances at the field already. Not only for the players but for the fans that attend. Maybe the eagles should spend some money on that as well as free agents.. No excuse not to have the ambulance already at the practice field.

  60. raiderspride says: Aug 3, 2011 12:27 PM

    Any time I hear “”Players were visibly upset.” it scares the crap out of me. I am not an Eagles Fan, but I am still a fan of every one of those 1,800 or so players that step on that field every Sunday.

    A short prayer for him.

  61. bhooks says: Aug 3, 2011 12:57 PM

    umm….
    They don’t have an ambulance ready or close by?
    15 minutes? most teams have pay a medical staff and own an ambulance…

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