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