We’ve already seen head coaches Gary Kubiak and John Fox involved in health scares this season, and Baltimore Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome was also involved in a close call during yesterday’s game against the Chicago Bears. The Hall of Fame tight end had to leave the game in an ambulance, because he was sweating considerably and did not feel well following the Ravens overtime loss.
The incident happened after the game was over, so Newsome simply didn’t travel back with the rest of the team, which was recommended by a team doctor. Newsome hasn’t had any health issues and is just 57, but we’ve seen stories like this end up badly, even for middle-aged men who don’t have any prior conditions.
The great news is that the Ravens official site is reporting that Newsome stated he is “feeling fine” and is returning to Baltimore. Writer Ryan Mink adds, “ is expected to be back in the Ravens office and on the treadmill soon.”
It’s a relief to hear that the Ravens GM is doing fine following the minor scare, and he was reportedly taken in an ambulance as just a precaution. But precaution or not, this type of event is always serious, and let’s hope that his condition continues to improve.