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|Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:52 pm Post subject: Clearing up issues surrounding Jon Dorenbos' heart condition
|New Orleans Saints long snapper Jon Dorenbos will require a surgery to correct an aortic aneurysm, but he will not technically be http://www.ravensshopsofficial.com/shop-by-players-kamar-aiken-jersey-c-2_3.html having open heart surgery, as his new head coach said.
An aortic aneurysm is an enlargement of the main vessel (that is bigger than a garden hose) leaving your heart that supplies the majority of the blood to the whole body. The large vessel develops a weakening in the wall and expands, much like a damaged garden hose, before it ruptures. It is known as a silent killer, since often previous symptoms are not exhibited. (Actors John Ritter and Alan Thicke died of aortic dissections.)
Indeed, Dorenbos is undergoing major surgery, and surgeons may need to “crack the chest” open to fix it. But it is not surgery to the heart. The heart is the “water pump” while the aorta is the “hose”.
The good news is Dorenbos’ story will have a happy ending, as the discovery of his aortic aneurysm may have saved his life. However, with the surgery and his age (37), he has likely played his last down of football. With the graft typically used, that is a contraindication to return to tackle football.
There has been speculation that the trade that sent Dorenbos to New Orleans will be voided.
That seems unlikely.
He obviously passed his physical in order the see the field for the final preseason game.
Once that happens, the “old maid” theory http://www.authenticdolphinsjerseys.com/shop-by-players-mike-pouncey-jersey-c-1_42.html applies. The new team assumes all health issues, including pre-existing conditions.
He has been placed on the Non-Football Injury list (NFI), which means the Saints could decide to not pay Dorenbos. But it would be extraordinary for the trade to be voided at this point – unless there was a non-disclosure issue from the Eagles. (I do not believe in any way, shape or form that was the case. There would be no reason for the Eagles to risk this player’s life – and certainly not over a seventh-round draft pick.)
It is doubtful the Eagles’ quality medical staff was sloppy or missed any signs on Dorenbos since aortic aneurysm is known to not have symptoms. The Eagles’ staff is thorough. In 2011, it found a brain tumor on Jerome Harrison’s post-trade physical, leading to surgery and having that trade voided.
It is not clear what led to a follow-up evaluation after Dorenbos passed his initial physical, but kudos to New Orleans primary care physician (Dr. John Amoss) for being diligent.Amoss was not involved in the Delvin Breaux issues that led to the highly-publicized firing of two team orthopedists recently.
Usually, team doctors’ names are not heard by the public. But in New Orleans, two very public issues in the past month have been the exception to that rule.
There are, in fact, numerous instances in which team physicians deserve kudos for discovering issues large and small. Eric Berry of the Chiefs Ty Montgomery Authentic Jersey and David Quessenberry of the Texans both beat life-threatening cancer after their lymphomas were discovered by team physicians.
In this case, it was also a trade that may have saved a player’s life.