Lions RB Jerome Harrison 'doing pretty bad' according to Josh Cribbs

When speaking about his recent head injury, Josh Cribbs mentioned that Lions RB Jerome Harrison has been in and out of the hospital with seizures since his surgery to remove a brain tumor.

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Cribbs: Jerome Harrison 'doing pretty bad'

Cleveland's Josh Cribbs said that Lions running back Josh Harrison is "doing pretty bad" when talking about his recent head injury.


Jerome Harrison Placed On Reserve/Non-Football injury List

Jerome Harrison’s season is officially over. The Detroit Lions announced this morning that he has officially been placed on the team’s Reserve/Non-Football injury list, thus ending his 2011 season:

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#Lions place RB Jerome Harrison on Reserve/Non-Football Illness List; sign RB Eldra Buckley from Tennessee-Chattanooga.

Harrison is seeking treatment now for a brain tumor discovered in a routine physical when the Lions tried to trade him earlier this week to the Philadelphia Eagles for Ronnie Brown. The trade was immediately voided when doctors discovered the tumor, but it is hoped the tumor was discovered in time to save his life:

Harrison is not expected to play again this season, but his long-term prognosis both for life and his football career appear to be good, sources said. He is visiting with more doctors Thursday.

It is safe to say that this trade may have saved Harrison’s life, as the tumor would not have been discovered without the physical.


Eagles Reportedly Found Brain Tumor During Jerome Harrison Physical

News broke on Wednesday that the trade between the Philadelphia Eagles and Detroit Lions that would send Jerome Harrison and a 2013 draft pick to Philly in exchange for running back Ronnie Brown would be voided. The Eagles reportedly found injury issues with Harrison that weren't previously disclosed by the Lions, and after Detroit declined to comment, most were wondering if they had attempted to send "damaged goods" to the Eagles.

Now it appears that it's something the Lions weren't even aware of themselves - not to mention Harrison, who himself depended on the Philadelphia physical to find out - that he reportedly has a brain tumor, according to a Tweet from ESPN's Adam Schefter:

Without trade, Jerome Harrison doesn't get physical. Without physical, doctors don't find brain tumor. Trade might have saved his life.    

At this point, it stops being about a voided trade and much more about a serious, serious injury. The Lions face some serious issues at the running back position heading into Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons, but right now the focus should be on figuring out what exactly is wrong with Harrison and the steps that can be taken to correct them.


Ronnie Brown Trade To Lions From Eagles Voided, According To Adam Schefter

The Ronnie Brown trade to the Detroit Lions from the Philadelphia Eagles has been voided, apparently, despite the fact that the running back said he was excited about the move to Michigan. The move was first reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The deal, which would have sent Brown to the Eagles in return for Jerome Harrison and a seventh round pick, has been voided due to health issues with Harrison. Harrison's last appearance on the field for the Lions was in their overtime victory over the Minnesota Vikings on October 2.

Earlier Wednesday, it was reported on SB Nation Detroit that Brown missed practice as they were waiting on the trade to become official.

Still apparently waiting for the trade to be official and complete in every way, Brown was not on the practice field on Wednesday, which led to Maurice Morris getting the bulk of the reps as Jahvid Best is out with a concussion. Brown is expected to contribute in short-yardage situations and would likely end up taking over the backup role, but with the trade coming on Tuesday and him being unable to practice on Wednesday, it will likely be a role he has to grow into.

With the health of Jahvid Best still in doubt, it remains to be seen what this means for the Lions backfield. As of now, however, Morris is probably the lead back -- especially if Harrison isn't healthy enough to play.

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