October 20, 2011
Here's the tweet from Schefter:
Without trade, Jerome Harrison doesn't get physical. Without physical, doctors don't find brain tumor. Trade might have saved his life.
We don't yet know of a definitive prognosis for Harrison, but Reuben Frank of CSNPhilly.com says that the tumor is "considered treatable and not life-threatening." He also says Harrison wouldn't play again this year.
Obviously, we wish the best for Harrison. Treatable or not, the term "brain tumor" is horrifying, and must've come as an unbelievable shock to the guy.
This is the worst kind of news, and obviously, there's nothing good about it. As Schefter points out, though, it's not hard to see the trade as a blessing. A physical is mandatory when you're traded in the NFL, and without it, maybe doctor's don't find the tumor until much, much later.
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