Detroit Lions running back Jerome Harrison was scheduled to have surgery Friday on a brain tumor, but so far there have been no press reports about the outcome of that procedure.
In a twist of fate that may end up saving his life, Harrison learned that he had the tumor on Wednesday after he failed his physical in advance of his planned trade to the Philadelphia Eagles. Harrison was given an MRI, which found the brain rumor.
That discovery voided the trade, and the Lions put Harrison on its reserve/non-football illness list, according to the Detroit Free Press.
Harrison had been suffering from bad headaches, so bad that he often wore sunglasses to practice, according to the Free Press.
His illness raised the question of whether NFL players should all be given MRIs as part of their physicals. It’s an issue that the NFL should at least consider.