Russell Allen reveals he had a stroke during a game

Published On: Apr 22 2014 02:46:37 PM EDT
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

Less than a week after getting cut by the Jaguars for failing a physical, Russell Allen revealed the specifics behind that diagnosis Tuesday morning.


Allen tells MMQB.si.com that he has a dead spot - no bigger than a dime - on his cerebellum. The cerebellum controls motor movement and coordination.
 
   
In the months after Allen's initial stroke diagnosis, he saw three neurosurgeons. The last one advised Allen to quit playing football.
   
Allen tells MMQB he has struggled to pick up and grip hand-held objects and will be on blood-thinning medication for the rest of his life.
   
Allen says "it's not something to be overlooked. If it feels like something's wrong, something's wrong. I want someone to know my experience, so they can know when they experience something similar."

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