Skip to main content

Agent: Patterson's return this season 'definitely a possibility'

Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Mike Patterson, who suffered a lengthy seizure at practice on Aug. 3, is likely to play again this season, according to his agent, J.R. Rickert.

Rickert told *The Philadelphia Inquirer* on Friday that it is "definitely a possibility" that Patterson will return, but acknowledged that surgery hasn't been ruled out as an option. The 27-year-old defender has been diagnosed with a brain condition that the Eagles have described as a brain AVM, which are malformations or tangles of arteries and veins that alter blood flow.

Rickert said an announcement is expected Monday regarding Patterson, who visited neurologists last weekend and received positive medical reports.

It had been thought that the 6-foot-1, 300-pound Patterson would be cleared to participate in football-related activity Friday. He returned to training camp at Lehigh University last Friday, but has yet to participate in drills.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

This article has been reproduced in a new format and may be missing content or contain faulty links. Please use the Contact Us link in our site footer to report an issue.