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NFL star suffers ‘medical event’ during practice

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August 24, 2023

New York Giants tight end Tommy Sweeney experienced an undisclosed “medical event” during practice on Wednesday, resulting in the NFL player being attended to by team doctors and eventually being carted off the practice field.

The exact nature of what occurred remains uncertain, as the New York Giants have only labeled it a “medical event.” The incident reportedly took place in the rehab area as Sweeney was working with a trainer. According to eyewitnesses, he suddenly collapsed and remained on the ground.

The event drew immediate attention, with Coach Brian Daboll and General Manager Joe Schoen rushing over to check on Sweeney’s condition, according to The New York Post. Although specifics about his recent health have not been released, there were previous indications that Sweeney had been grappling with an undisclosed injury.

Shortly after the unsettling episode, Sweeney was observed sitting upright on a cart with his practice jersey removed.

The team later released a statement to calm any concerns, writing, “Tommy Sweeney had a medical event and is under the care of medical professionals in the Giants athletic training room. He is stable, alert, and conversant.”

Sweeney, a 28-year-old NFL player from Ramsey, New Jersey, is not new to the NFL. This year will mark Sweeney’s fifth NFL season, having played his first four seasons with the Buffalo Bills. Recently, Sweeney made headlines by catching a touchdown pass for the Giants in their preseason game against the Lions on August 11.

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Fellow teammate Daniel Jones expressed his concerns, stating, “That was extremely scary. You never want to see that on the field. I haven’t been inside yet to see how he’s doing, but heard he’s doing OK and is up, so [I’m] definitely thinking about him.”

This news article was partially created with the assistance of artificial intelligence and edited and fact-checked by a human editor.