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Doctor: Barkevious Mingo could've died

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10:11 AM ET 08.18 | It was bad enough when Barkevious Mingo couldn't catch his breath early on in Thursday's 24-6 victory over the Lions. But when he began spitting up blood on the sidelines, he knew something had to be wrong. "During the game and after the game (I was spitting up blood),'' Mingo said after watching practice Saturday from the sidelines. "I was a little bit, but not a lot.'' By early in the second quarter, Mingo left the game and was taken to the Cleveland Clinic Hospital, where he was diagnosed with a bruised lung. He was set to be released Friday morning, but they kept him an extra night for observation. By lunchtime Saturday, he was back at the Browns facility and wishing he could suit up for practice. Had Mingo remained on the field during the game and taken another blow to the chest, he could've died, according to Dr. Clark Fuller, Director of Thoracic Surgery at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, Ca., who hasn't treated Mingo. He said Mingo had already torn at least some small blood vessels, "and if you tear some larger ones, the chest cavity is an area where you could bleed to death and nobody ever sees a drop of blood on the ground.''

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August 18, 2013  10:14 AM ET

As I said before. Nothing good comes out of pre-season games.

August 18, 2013  10:16 AM ET

I hate to see anyone get hurt, get better soon

August 18, 2013  10:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I hate to see anyone get hurt, get better soon

Even someone from the JETS?

August 18, 2013  10:18 AM ET

If It Was Easy Everyone Could Play, Bro.

August 18, 2013  10:25 AM ET

Doctor: Barkevious Mingo could've died

His career did when he was drafted by the Browns.

August 18, 2013  10:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Doctor: Barkevious Mingo could've diedHis career did when he was drafted by the Browns.

<rim shot>

August 18, 2013  10:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Doctor: Barkevious Mingo could've diedHis career did when he was drafted by the Browns.

Ouch.

I read a story the other day about how a man in Cleveland wanted the O-line to lower him in to the grave when he died...said that they might as well let him down one more time!

August 18, 2013  10:37 AM ET

''.....the chest cavity is an area where you could bleed to death and nobody ever sees a drop of blood on the ground.'' Assassin rule #5.

August 18, 2013  10:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Ouch.I read a story the other day about how a man in Cleveland wanted the O-line to lower him in to the grave when he died...said that they might as well let him down one more time!

Good to see you back!

August 18, 2013  11:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

''.....the chest cavity is an area where you could bleed to death and nobody ever sees a drop of blood on the ground.''

Thank you doctor.

August 18, 2013  11:15 AM ET

I am glad that he's going to be ok.

August 18, 2013  11:23 AM ET

Injury is never funny.

...except to Aaron Hernandez' b-hole in prison.

August 18, 2013  11:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Thank you doctor.

I bet after you said that you realized I just copied from the article, huh?

August 18, 2013  01:07 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Good to see you back!

Good to be back!

August 18, 2013  06:13 PM ET

I am glad that he's okay. It's just a game and that young man has a lot more life to live.

August 18, 2013  06:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Ouch.I read a story the other day about how a man in Cleveland wanted the O-line to lower him in to the grave when he died...said that they might as well let him down one more time!

The team actually responded and sent representatives to the funeral. How can you not like that?

August 18, 2013  06:38 PM ET

GGGGGGGGGGGGMen!! Jets!

August 18, 2013  06:40 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

GGGGGGGGGGGGMen!! Jets!

CREEPY!!

August 18, 2013  06:41 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

CREEPY!!

Why yes..............Yes he is........

 
August 18, 2013  06:41 PM ET
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You are such a liar............

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