Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Jalen Saunders Returns to Practice After Suffering Seizure

Former Oklahoma standout and New York Jets rookie wide receiver Jalen Saunders returned to full practice Monday, 10 days after suffering a seizure while driving his car.

Saunders was involved in a one-car accident and was hospitalized for two days. He wasn't injured, but he underwent neurological testing. He experienced a "medical event" moments before the accident, according to the police report. The Jets didn't confirm the diagnosis until Monday.

"He had a seizure, and that's the extent of what we know," coach Rex Ryan said. "We let the professionals handle it. When the doctors were confident that he would be cleared, he was -- and that's where he's at now."

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Saunders, a fourth-round pick from Oklahoma, practiced Sunday in a red, no-contact jersey. On Monday, he was a full participant. He's expected to play in the final preseason game, Thursday night against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Asked about the seizure, Saunders said, "That's what happened, I guess. I'm not going to try to relive that moment again. ... I feel 100 percent and I'm glad I'm back on the field. I'm blessed to be alive." (ESPN New York)


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