Redskins WR Patten in hospital with viral meningitis

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Redskins WR Patten in hospital with viral meningitis

Postby yupchagee » Tue Aug 01, 2006 8:10 pm

Redskins WR Patten in hospital with viral meningitis

August 1, 2006

ASHBURN., Va. (AP) -- Washington Redskins wideout David Patten missed the first two days of training camp while hospitalized with a viral infection.

Patten arrived for camp feeling sick, and he checked into the hospital Monday, when camp opened.

"He's in probably until Thursday, then it will take him a few more days to recover, so we'll just take it as it comes when he gets out," trainer Bubba Tyer said. "We'll give him plenty of time to get his strength back."

Patten had strong headaches and a fever and was diagnosed with viral meningitis, an inflammation of the lining of the brain.

"They don't think it's anything serious," coach Joe Gibbs said.

The receiver joined the Redskins before last season on a $13 million, five-year contract as a free agent from the New England Patriots. He had 22 catches for 217 yards with no touchdowns in nine games for Washington in 2005 before having right knee surgery and going on injured reserve in November.


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Postby TincoSkin » Tue Aug 01, 2006 8:30 pm

just saw it! yikes

thats nothing to sneeze at either, being a biologist, i wish him the best
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Postby ii7-V7 » Tue Aug 01, 2006 9:37 pm

easily cured, but fatal if untreated?

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Postby Redskin in Canada » Tue Aug 01, 2006 9:37 pm

I had that once. The headaches are so bad, you think you might die. You really can not move, or even breath, without pain. It goes away in about 48 hours but you are out of circulation for about a week really.
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Postby yupchagee » Tue Aug 01, 2006 10:01 pm

chaddukes wrote:easily cured, but fatal if untreated?


I think you're thinking about bacterial meningitis. Viral is rarely fatal.
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Postby redskindave » Wed Aug 02, 2006 4:15 am

Geeeezz Thats awful, I hope everything gos well for him
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Postby ii7-V7 » Wed Aug 02, 2006 7:59 am

yupchagee wrote:
chaddukes wrote:easily cured, but fatal if untreated?


I think you're thinking about bacterial meningitis. Viral is rarely fatal.


Yep, You're right....I knew one of them was very serious.

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Postby WuSkinsFan » Wed Aug 02, 2006 3:11 pm

Just hoping David gets well soon..
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Postby tcwest10 » Wed Aug 02, 2006 9:56 pm

This effectively ends any argument that the man couldn't even "catch a cold."
As RiC said, it's serious...but not uncommon. People get it, and live to tell about it. This time next week, he'll be back where he started...and ready to get back in shape.
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