Denver Broncos: Tracy Porter Discloses Illness

By Joe Morrone

The mystery of Denver Broncos cornerback, Tracy Porter has finally be answered. Mike Klis of the Denver Posted reported within the hour that Porter suffered a seizure back in the preseason following the game versus the Chicago Bears. The symptoms subsided and Porter was deemed fit to play, and he played well. Porter was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week in the Broncos season opening win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Everything seemed to be fine until Porter showed up for the team’s flight to face the San Diego Chargers on Sunday, October 14th. Porter told the team’s medical staff that he was experiencing dizziness, a fever and was felling light headed. Those were the same symptoms that Porter had right before his seizure following the game with the Bears. The Broncos and Porter decided not to take any chances and that’s why he did not make the trip to San Diego. It’s important to note that Porter did NOT have another seizure last week; he only experienced similar symptoms.

Porter has been limited in practice this week but says he feels better, and could still play this week. He saw a Doctor on Thursday and as of this afternoon; Porter and the Broncos were waiting for the report. The seizure, to date, is not believed to be related to football.

It’s difficult to believe Porter would be able to play versus his former team, the New Orleans Saints, on Sunday. Even if he is cleared medically, Porter hasn’t practiced in nearly two weeks and the Denver Broncos are probably going to play it safe with him. Assuming there are no setbacks or reoccurrences, Porter should be a full go next week.

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