So normal football injuries are never good in it of themselves. However, a scary situation arose when news broke of Browns new wide receiver Marquise Goodwin and his diagnosis of blood clots in his legs and lungs.
Goodwin became a member of the Browns as a free agent in April. He’s played 102 games for his career and has 187 receptions for 3,023 yards and 18 touchdowns, averaging 16.2 yards per reception. (Info via Fox8)
Anything to do with blood clots is frightening. Let’s hope and pray that this doesn’t amount to anything worse and that Goodwin will be able to once again join the team and ultimately play football.
First, what certainly matters most is simply being healthy as a person, not an NFL player.
Here is what Goodwin had to say himself…
“It was really alarming at first because I’ve experienced injury throughout my career, but it’s never been anything like this that could turn into something detrimental if it’s not taken care of,” Goodwin is quoted in the release. “It was frightening at first, but now I’m at ease with it. I’ve prayed and just given it over to God. It’s out of my control, and the only thing I can control is my effort and attitude and how I approach each day moving forward.”
That’s a really positive attitude and I am so proud of Marquise for thinking that way. He’s really handling what have to be scary emotions in a positive direction.
It’s only a manner of time before he is back on the playing field – 100%. However, if Goodwin isn’t able to play it will be a huge loss for the Browns receiving core losing a seasoned veteran heading into his 10th year in the league.
What exactly are blood clots by definition? Well, let’s find out…
This via The Mayo Clinic:
“Blood clots are gel-like clumps of blood. When they form in response to a cut or other injury, they stop the bleeding by plugging the injured blood vessel. These blood clots help the body heal.
But some blood clots form inside the veins without a good reason. They don’t dissolve naturally. These clots may require medical attention, especially if they are in the legs, lungs or brain. A number of conditions can cause this type of blood clot.”
Everyone here with the Cleveland Sports Talk team is sending our prayers and well wishes. As well as those across the football world. A true stand-up guy that doesn’t deserve this by any means, that’s for sure.