1. Like to discuss POLITICS? Come join us at PUNNDITS.com!
    If you like discussing politics and other related topics then your new home (hopefully) for doing just that can be found on Punndits.com! Come join us and help us grow Punndits into a wonderful and safe place to discuss politics with everyone.
    Dismiss Notice

PFT: Former NFL player dies after routine surgery

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by cowboyjoe, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

    28,173 Messages
    178 Likes Received
    Former NFL player dies after routine surgery
    Note, I wish to make a silent moment of prayer for Cotton and his family!

    Posted by Mike Florio on July 22, 2010 9:19 PM ET
    Whenever a pro athlete undergoes a surgical procedure, the operation invariably is described as a success. For former NFL fullback Kenyon Cotton, the outcome couldn't have been any worse.

    Cotton has died, reportedly after surgery to repair a torn Achilles' tendon. Following last week's outpatient procedure, he returned to the hospital because he was having trouble breathing. Doctors placed him into a medically-induced coma to assess the situation.

    "From what I'm told, when he came out of the coma, he had a series of strokes back to back," Cotton's younger cousin, Kenyon Allen, told the Bossier (La.) Press-Tribune. "He had been on life support the entire time he was in the hospital."

    Cotton, 36, played two years for the Ravens, in 1997 and 1998.

    Cotton is survived by two sons, age 13 and 9. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and teammates.
     
  2. Boyzmamacita

    Boyzmamacita CowBabe Up!!! Zone Supporter

    15,659 Messages
    3,713 Likes Received
    Wow. That's really sad. It doesn't sound like he died from the surgery itself. Maybe something else went wrong.
     
  3. ThreeSportStar80

    ThreeSportStar80 Benched

    27,093 Messages
    0 Likes Received
    OMG... God bless his family.


    :pray:
     
  4. 67CowboysFan

    67CowboysFan New Member

    2,345 Messages
    0 Likes Received
    Sounds like an allergic reaction to medication.
     
  5. Richmond Cowboy

    Richmond Cowboy Well-Known Member

    1,587 Messages
    843 Likes Received
    Sounds like a PE
     
  6. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

    63,158 Messages
    15,402 Likes Received
    That's terrible. God Bless his family.
     
  7. Eskimo

    Eskimo Well-Known Member

    12,821 Messages
    496 Likes Received
    PE's (pulmonary embolism) are usually the result of blood clots in the leg that embolize to the heart and then to the lungs.

    However, the article stated he had multiple strokes which implies embolism to the brain. For this to happen from a blood clot in the leg it would represent a paradoxical embolism and imply a hole in the heart or a direct connection between the pulmonary arterial system and the systemic arterial system. It is theoretically possible but very rare.

    I've seen one case in 10 years which occurred in a 80-year old lady after a knee replacement.
     
  8. alohawg

    alohawg Well-Known Member

    1,653 Messages
    224 Likes Received
    Terrible, guess there is no such thing as routine surgery. Prayers for the family.
     
  9. Richmond Cowboy

    Richmond Cowboy Well-Known Member

    1,587 Messages
    843 Likes Received
    paradoxical embolism vs post-op DIC vs PE Tx w/thrombolytics resulting in hemorrhagic stroke vs .......
     
  10. Star4Ever

    Star4Ever Well-Known Member

    6,503 Messages
    654 Likes Received

    Yea. I had several in 2001 after a leg injury playing softball. Damn near killed me. I still take a blood thinner and will for the rest of my life.
     
  11. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

    57,073 Messages
    1 Likes Received
    So you didn't get it treated? Or waited too long to seek attention?
     
  12. GuerillaBlack

    GuerillaBlack Member

    101 Messages
    9 Likes Received
    That's kind of scary. I've had this lump on my left leg for about a week now. Don't know if it's a bruise or a blood clot. Maybe I should get it checked out.
     
  13. Eskimo

    Eskimo Well-Known Member

    12,821 Messages
    496 Likes Received
    Certainly many possible scenarios can lead to stroke but PEs (which were not mentioned at all in the article) and their connections to stroke are very, very weak.
     
  14. trickblue

    trickblue Not Old School...Old Testament...

    30,197 Messages
    1,245 Likes Received
    Terrible news...

    He was a young man with young children...

    God bless his family...
     
  15. meadco

    meadco New Member

    8 Messages
    0 Likes Received
    Does sound like a PE to me. Maybe he had a patent FO. That's pretty common.
     

Share This Page