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Lions' Harrison has brain tumor

Oct. 20, 2011 at 4:45 PM
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DETROIT, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Doctors performing a physical on Detroit Lions running back Jerome Harrison discovered a brain tumor that voided his trade to the Philadelphia Eagles.

The tumor was discovered during a routine physical after the trade was initiated Tuesday, NFL.com reported. The trade was to send Ronnie Brown to Detroit for Harrison and a 2013 draft pick, but the transaction was voided by the medical discovery.

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The Eagles medical staff is known for being extremely thorough in diagnosing neurological conditions and the tumor likely would not have been found without the trade, NFL.com said.

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