Raiders OT Brown leaves Cleveland hospital
Las Vegas Raiders right tackle Trent Brown was released from a Cleveland hospital on Monday, a day after a scary incident arose while he was getting an IV before a game against the Browns.
Brown has appeared in only two games for the Raiders this season, missing games early in the season due to a calf injury before sitting out the Oct. 25 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers while on the COVID-19 reserve list. He was expected to play Sunday, though.
While Brown was getting an IV in the team’s locker room, air entered his bloodstream, a potentially serious medical problem that led to him being taken to a hospital immediately.
Raiders coach Jon Gruden said Monday, “(Brown is) up and seems to be doing well. We’re waiting the results of some of the extensive tests he did today and yesterday. I don’t have anything to report other than he had an issue. I want to really thank our medical staff. What a job they did in an emergency situation. We’re just happy he’s up and around. Once we get the official word as to what’s wrong with Trent, we’ll let you know.”
Brown, a Pro Bowl selection a season ago, was removed from the COVID-19 reserve list late last week and practiced with the team in anticipation of playing Sunday in Cleveland. The Raiders wound up beating the Browns 16-6.
A seventh-round draft pick of San Francisco in 2015, Brown spent three seasons with the 49ers. He was traded to New England and played one season with the Patriots before signing a four-year, $66 million contract with the Raiders in March 2019.
–Field Level Media