"Ironhead" fighting brain tumor

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"Ironhead" fighting brain tumor

Postby dirtybirdnw » Sat Mar 11, 2006 12:06 pm

I hope he fights out of it. Heyward was one of the reasons I'm a Falcon fan today:

KFFL.com wrote:NFL | Heyward tumor returns
Fri, 10 Mar 2006 20:51:27 -0800

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports former NFL RB Craig Heyward is in the hospital fighting for his life after a brain tumor returned. He will undergo surgery Monday, March 13, following the recent news that a tumor, called a chordoma, had returned. The rare, slow-growing tumors tend to recur, sometimes more aggressively, after their initial removal. The five-year survival rate for patients with chordomas is 50 percent, said Dr. Chris Krubert, of the Apollo MD Physician Services of Atlanta; odds drop to 35 percent after 10 years.
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Postby Pudge » Mon Mar 13, 2006 11:53 am

Ironhead was one of my favorite players to watch back in 1995. Even some of the greats like Okoye, Campbell, and Brown, nobody tried to punish defenders like Ironhead did. Also a great PItt alum :)

I hope he can recover from this. From everything I've heard, seen, and read about Ironehead was that he is a great person to be around. It would be a shame if tragedy struck the Falcons family again, now with Claridge gone too.
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