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Albert Haynesworth says brain aneurysms nearly killed him in 2014

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Much-feared defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth had surgery 18 months ago for 2 brain aneurysms on the verge of rupture, and still experiences problems with memory and brain function. I feel you, big guy.

Two thoughts:

1. He says nobody knows about the aneurysms. It's really hard to share information like that.

2. He says he has no idea what brought on the aneurysms. It's still an unknown science.

He didn't know he had an aneurysm until they did tests.

"Nobody really knows: I almost died," he said while attending the Ohio Valley Conference women's basketball tournament at Municipal Auditorium. "I had two brain aneurysms that were nearly rupturing. I went and talked to my doctor in Florida, and he was like, 'Man, your blood pressure is through the roof. I'm going to admit you.' They did a lot of tests and found the aneurysm that was rupturing at that point."

Surgery resulted in an 11-day stay in intensive care at a Fort Lauderdale hospital, he said.


He said there is no definitive conclusion regarding what brought on the brain issues.

"They can't say. They said I could have had it, but they said football definitely didn't help. I don't really know. I have no idea. I'm not a doctor," Haynesworth said. "I don't want to blame it on football, and I don't want to say, 'Hey, it didn't have anything to do with it.'"

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