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Breaking News: Jeremy Shockey Hospitalized with Seizure-Like Symptoms

Per Ed Daniels, ABC26 here in New Orleans...

ABC26 Sports and have learned that Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey was taken to a local hospital this afternoon.

According to a league source, Shockey was suffering from seizure-like symptoms in the club's weight room after practice. He was able to walk on his own power to a waiting ambulance.    

Woah! Doesn't sound too good. Hopefully this isn't as serious as reported and just another incident of dehydration. Keep checking back as I will update this post with more information as it comes in. 

Update: has some more info on Shockey's seizure, including this eyewitness report given by an anonymous Saints player...

"It was a little scary; it looked like maybe a mild seizure or a full body cramp or something,'' the player said. "There were a decent amount of guys in the weight room at the time. At first nobody really knew what was going on, but the trainers took control of the situation after a while.

"He was shaking and everything, and he was basically out of it for probably a minute or so, but it seemed longer. After he started coming back everything was pretty much all right. He seemed aware and everything seemed OK after a while. He got up and was walking around.''

Update: Looks like Jeremy is going to be just fine. He tweeted this about five minutes ago...

I am ok, thanks to everyone who has shown their concern don't worry about me I will be fine.. WHO DAT!!    

...and Sean Payton confirms the news...

"I talked to Jeremy from the hospital and the good news is he's feeling better and everything looks real good,''     

"He'll likely finish up his tests and spend the night in the hospital. They don't know if it was dehydration or what. That's what they're going through right now. They just want to make sure it's nothing more significant than that.''