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Aug032011

NFL Player Collapses, Convulses at Training Camp

Drew Hallowell/Getty(BETHLEHEM, Pa.) -- Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Mike Patterson says he's fine after several media outlets at the team's training camp facility reported the 6-foot-1, 300-pounder went into convulsions and had to be taken off the field on a stretcher.

The 27-year-old was immediately attended to by staff after collapsing and shaking on the field before being carted off to Lehigh Valley Hospital for further evaluation. Patterson reportedly responded well to doctors at the hospital and appeared alert while joking around with members of the Eagles' staff.

According to team doctors, dehydration is believed to have caused the episode.

Patterson, who entered the NFL in 2005, has spent his entire career in Philadelphia.

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