October 20. 2011 1:00AM. Report: Lions running back Jerome Harrison has brain tumor The Detroit News
Running back Jerome Harrison failed his physical in Philadelphia after being traded from the Lions to the Eagles because doctors discovered a brain tumor, according to a report.
Sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter that the trade might have might have saved Harrison's life, due to the physical that was performed.
Schefter was told by sources that while Harrison is not expected to play for the Lions again this season, his long-term prognosis for a normal life — and possibly even a football career — appear to be good.
The Lions on Thursday would not discuss results of Harrison's physical.
Harrison gained 41 yards on 14 carries in four games for the Lions this season.
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