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Mon Nov 25, 2019, 02:44 PM

Not sports really - NFL player left game due to anxiety issues

Anxiety-related illness forced Eagles RG Brandon Brooks out of game

PHILADELPHIA -- Eagles right guard Brandon Brooks was forced out of Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks due to an illness related to anxiety.

Brooks, who has been open about dealing with anxiety, took to social media Monday to address what happened.

"I'd like to address what happened yesterday," he wrote. "I woke up, and did my typical routine of morning vomiting. It didn't go away like it normally does, but I figured it would calm down once I got to the stadium. It did, but I felt exhausted. The nausea came back, and I tried to battle through it and went out for the first drive. The nausea and vomiting came back until I left the field, and tried everything I could to get back for my teammates but just wasn't able to do it.

"Make no mistake, I'm NOT ashamed or embarrassed by this nor what I go through daily. I've had this under control for a couple of years, and had a set back yesterday. The only thing I'm upset about is that when my team needed me, I wasn't able to be out there with and for them. Lastly, I appreciate the support of my coaches, teammates and fans. It doesn't go unnoticed."

https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/28160877/anxiety-related-illness-forced-eagles-rg-brandon-brooks-game

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underpants Nov 2019 OP
mahatmakanejeeves Nov 2019 #1
gibraltar72 Nov 2019 #2
luvs2sing Nov 2019 #3
NightWatcher Nov 2019 #4
Initech Nov 2019 #6
NightWatcher Nov 2019 #7
Initech Nov 2019 #5

Response to underpants (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 02:52 PM

1. I know the feeling. NT

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 02:59 PM

2. Dude is brave.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 04:25 PM

3. There are also a few NBA players who openly deal with this.

Kevin Love is an example. I wish them both the best.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 05:02 PM

4. They should let professional athletes smoke weed (mlb players already do)

It helps with recovering from injuries and could help anxiety issues I'm sure.

At least look into it. It's not a performance enhancer.

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 05:22 PM

6. Really? I would think that MLB would have rules against that sort of thing.

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Response to Initech (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 05:26 PM

7. They get drug tested early on in the spring and then they're left alone for the most part.

But it is still illegal per their rules.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 05:09 PM

5. I can imagine anxiety runs extremely high in that profession.

Surprised this isn't addressed more.

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