Shockey recovering after suffering a seizure

Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey is recovering at the hospital after suffering what is being called a seizure on Thursday. According to the New Orleans Times Picayune, Shockey was working out in the team’s weight room when he suffered “seizure-like” symptoms and had to be rushed to the emergency room.

(Darren) Sharper, who was was present at the time, said it was scary to watch. He said it was clearly more than cramping and Shockey was struggling for about a minute while trainers helped him. He was up and walking on his power soon after, Sharper said, and later Shockey said he just felt a little light-headed.

It is not clear how long Shockey will be hospitalized. The Saints have not provided any information on Shockey’s status.

The tight end had this to say via Twitter: I am ok, thanks to everyone who has shown their concern don’t worry about me I will be fine.. WHO DAT

I’m not suggesting that the two symptoms are related, but Tony Gonzalez suffered a bout of facial paralysis known as Bell’s Palsy in early 2007 when he was a member of the Chiefs. That too was brought on when he was lifting weights at his house, so the correlation between the two incidents is interesting. (Again though, I’m not saying that Shockey suffered from the same thing.)

Glad to hear Shockey is okay and hopefully he has nothing to worry about long-term.


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