Report: Lions RB has brain tumour

The Eagles-Lions trade involving Jerome Harrison was rescinded because a brain tumour was found,...

The Eagles-Lions trade involving Jerome Harrison was rescinded because a brain tumour was found, which may have saved his life. (REUTERS/Jason Reed)

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PHILADELPHIA -- Trades enable players a fresh start. Now, it appears one might have actually saved a life.

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, the proposed trade of Jerome Harrison to the Eagles was rescinded because the 28-year-old running back was found to have a brain tumour.

The Detroit Lions dealt Harrison, who played in eight games for the Eagles in 2010, and an undisclosed draft pick in 2013 to Philadelphia for running back Ronnie Brown on Tuesday.

A physical performed by the Eagles voided the deal and the exam apparently revealed Harrison's tumour, which would not have been discovered without the trade and the subsequent tests.


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