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faba    117,904

that is scary- hopefully they can get the problem under control healthwise

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pointman    1,571

Nothing surprising there, it was the most likely explanation. Hope he'll be OK moving forward.

Did you volunteer your expertise prior to this moment?

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stoicsentry    17,930

Did you volunteer your expertise prior to this moment?

 

Expertise on what? You mean guessing that it was a seizure?

 

Given that we were told there was a medical incident involved, that it was a 1 car crash, that no charges were filed against him nor discipline being considered by the Jets, and given his age, yeah, it's not surprising at all that this was a seizure.

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pointman    1,571

Expertise on what? You mean guessing that it was a seizure?

 

Given that we were told there was a medical incident involved, that it was a 1 car crash, that no charges were filed against him nor discipline being considered by the Jets, and given his age, yeah, it's not surprising at all that this was a seizure.

And don't forget, "most likely explanation". 

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JiF    125,359

Scary. 

 

Hope the kid is ok.  He's got a great hairdo.

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dbatesman    35,817

Expertise on what? You mean guessing that it was a seizure?

Given that we were told there was a medical incident involved, that it was a 1 car crash, that no charges were filed against him nor discipline being considered by the Jets, and given his age, yeah, it's not surprising at all that this was a seizure.

It has been speculated that he sh*t himself.

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BurnleyJet    2,617

I hope he's ok, I was hoping he could have been a dynamic contributor. I hope he can still play.

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BroadwayJoe12    16,412

Seizures are no joke and I doubt he continues his NFL career

Lol there's been dudes with epilepsy who've played in pro sports, he's certainly not retiring.

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Arsis    335,893

OMG HOW COULD IZDICK NOT HAVE SEEN THIS COMING??????

I'm not saying anything just that the Pats give every draft prospect a full body ct scan

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Thor99    409,994

And don't forget, "most likely explanation".

Wrong.

It has been speculated.

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pointman    1,571

Wrong.

It has been speculated.

It was sarcasm, pointing fun at stoic knowing it to be "the most likely explanation". 

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Thor99    409,994

It was sarcasm, pointing fun at stoic knowing it to be "the most likely explanation".

It has been speculated that it was sarcasm.

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pointman    1,571

Sarcasm is the most likely explanation. 

 

It has been speculated that it was sarcasm.

Hate. Its what I am feeling. 

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GREENBEAN    6,054

Well we finally know what happened. It sounded like it might have been a seizure from the reports but now it's confirmed.

 

 It's good to have him back either way. I look forward to seeing what his contributions are. 

 

 

 

 
Jalen Saunders Gets to 'Shed the Red'

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Jets' Rookie WR/PR Receives Full Medical Clearance to Practice, Play at Philly

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The Jets received good news today about rookie WR Jalen Saunders, who was cleared to practice fully for the first time since his one-car accident before the Cincinnati game.

Head coach Rex Ryan announced that a seizure was the “medical event” that caused Saunders’ accident while driving to the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center in Florham Park on Aug. 15.

“He’s been cleared for full [activity], and he looked good today,” Ryan said. “I think everybody is excited to see him.”

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The rookie said he feels 100 percent since receiving a number of tests after the seizure, adding that despite this experience, he will not change his approach to playing the game.

“Never. That’s why they drafted me,” he said on being more cautious. “I’m out here proving my point to them that I’m the player that they should be able to trust.”

Saunders said that there’s no history of seizures in his family, and he is ready to get back to action.

Good news for Jalen: Ryan said he’s sure that Saunders will see an expanded role at Philadelphia on Thursday to make up for some of the time he’s missed while working with doctors and trainers.

“Expect to see a great deal of him in this game,” Ryan said, “as a receiver as well as a punt returner.”

Saunders is healthy, which should answer the major concern for Jets fans, but he is confident he’ll be back even more so now that he knows what caused the crash.

“I’m not concerned at all,” he said last week as he awaited test results. “I feel I have a bright future ahead of me.”

Ryan wasn’t the only one who was happy to see Saunders catching punts and making plays again.

“It was good to see him back out there," fellow WR Greg Salas said. "I’m happy he’s OK and everything is working out for him. It was good seeing him catch a few balls and make a few plays.”

 

The seizure had Saunders and his family concerned about his health and safety, and his football career was temporarily put on hold.

“I was scared myself, and my family, of course,” he said. “It’s something that’s very, very scary in my life, but other than that, I’m blessed to be here.”

He was cleared to participate in non-contact drills during practice on Sunday, but was able to take the red no-contact jersey off today. This week and the rest of the season appear to be business as usual for Jalen.

“I’m out here playing ball,” he said.

 

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GREENBEAN    6,054

If he's 100% healthy why the **** did he have a seizure?

It happens more than you would think. I treat people all the time who've had seizures once ten years ago and have never had another episode. There are reasons of course, but none that can stop people from recieving normal liberties. 

Believe me if you knew how many people were driving around with either a seizure history or potential for a seizure you may consider staying off of the road.

 

I'm happy to have him back

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sourceworx    2,325

If he's 100% healthy why the **** did he have a seizure?

It happened to my wife's friend years ago. Out of nowhere she had a seizure. Doctors ran tons of tests on her, and found nothing. She hasn't had anything like it since. Very, very strange.

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JetNation    4,284

Jalen Saunders

Today the Jets confirmed what many media outlets have speculated on for just over a week in regard to rookie wide receiver Jalen Saunders.  After experiencing what the Jets, up until now, would only refer to as a “medical event” has now been reported as a seizure. Rex Ryan explains what happened:

We were sitting back just waiting for the young man to be cleared. He had a seizure and that is the extent of what we know. We let the professionals handle it. When the doctors were confident that he would be cleared, he was and that is where he’s at now.

Initially, the Jets claimed that the event was not related to a pre-existing medical condition.  This would lead us to believe that this is a first-time incident for the rookie WR who was selected in the fourth round of this  year’s draft out of Oklahoma.

JetNation had the chance to speak with New Jersey physician Dr. Richard Greco who had this to say about moving forward with Saunders.

If it was a single seizure it doesn’t necessarily mean they’re going to suffer a recurrent one.  With no history and not related to a medication they’re taking, you have to wait.  If there is a second seizure not long after the first one, then it has to be looked at as a chronic condition.  For Jalen Saunders, as long as the rest of his neurological tests come back normal, he’ll probably be monitored for six months.

As far as Saunders playing this week, Dr. Greco continued, “assuming all tests have come back normal, there’s no reason for any restrictions”

 

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Maxman    519,271

Here is another short blog post by JetNation's own Glenn Naughton (Air Force Jet Fan).  Thanks Glenn!

 

Jalen Saunders Seizure; What That Means Moving Forward

 

Today the Jets confirmed what many media outlets have speculated on for just over a week in regard to rookie wide receiver Jalen Saunders.  After experiencing what the Jets, up until now, would only refer to as a “medical event” has now been reported as a seizure. Rex Ryan explains what happened:
 

We were sitting back just waiting for the young man to be cleared. He had a seizure and that is the extent of what we know. We let the professionals handle it. When the doctors were confident that he would be cleared, he was and that is where he’s at now.

 

 

Initially, the Jets claimed that the event was not related to a pre-existing medical condition.  This would lead us to believe that this is a first-time incident for the rookie WR who was selected in the fourth round of this  year’s draft out of Oklahoma.

 

JetNation had the chance to speak with New Jersey physician Dr. Richard Greco who had this to say about moving forward with Saunders.

 

 

If it was a single seizure it doesn’t necessarily mean they’re going to suffer a recurrent one.  With no history and not related to a medication they’re taking, you have to wait. If there is a second seizure not long after the first one, then it has to be looked at as a chronic condition.  For Jalen Saunders, as long as the rest of his neurological tests come back normal, he’ll probably be monitored for six months.

 

 

 

As far as Saunders playing this week, Dr. Greco continued, “assuming all tests have come back normal, there’s no reason for any restrictions”

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