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CBS to air story on Lions RB Jerome Harrison

Detroit halfback suffered series of strokes after emergency brain surgery.

Jason Miller

CBS Sports will broadcast a piece on Lions running back Jerome Harrison during Thursday's Thanksgiving Day game against the Houston Texans, the network announced Wednesday.

Harrison sat down with CBS to share his harrowing story, just one year after life-threatening brain surgery. The piece will be shown on the CBS pregame show, The NFL Today, before Thursday's 12:30 p.m. ET kickoff.

Harrison was set to be traded to Philadelphia in October 2011, when a physical performed by Eagles team doctors revealed a brain tumor. He was immediately scheduled for brain surgery. The procedure was scheduled for three hours, but took 12 due to complications. Harrison suffered a series of small strokes after the procedure was completed, and is undergoing significant rehabilitation in Ann Arbor.

Much of Harrison's story was unknown until now. Friend and former teammate Josh Cribbs told reporters that Harrison was suffering from seizures following brain surgery. The rest of Harrison's courageous story should come to light Thursday.