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article imageSaint's Shockey rushed to hospital

By Michael Bearak     May 27, 2010 in Sports
New Orleans - New Orleans' tight end Jeremy Shockey was rushed to a New Orleans hospital Thursday during practice after being "stricken."
Reports are just surfacing that New Orleans Saints' tight end Jeremy Shockey has been rushed to an emergency room in New Orleans by ambulance. ESPN has posted a very short report that Shockey had participated in the team's third organized workout and conducted interviews before returning to the weight room where he was stricken with what is being called "seizure like symptoms" by a New Orleans' website.
ESPN reported that Shockey was able to walk to the ambulance under his own power.
The New Orleans' website cited one player who wished to remain anonymous because of the sensitivity of the situation, It was a little scary; it looked like maybe a mild seizure or a full body cramp or something. There were a decent amount of guys in the weight room at the time. At first nobody really knew what was going on, but the trainers took control of the situation after a while.
Shockey is in his ninth season in the NFL, and has completed two with the Saints helping them to a Super Bowl Championship last season.
The unnamed player further described the incident by saying, "He was shaking and everything, and he was basically out of it for probably a minute or so, but it seemed longer. After he started coming back everything was pretty much all right. He seemed aware and everything seemed OK after a while. He got up and was walking around.''
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