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Former Saints’ Rickey Jackson Recovering From Surgery and Doing Well

It was reported earlier today that the Hall of Fame’r was having surgery.

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From Crescent City Sports:

Rickey Jackson underwent a one hour procedure to alleviate pressure on his brain this morning at Tulane Medical Center and he is resting comfortably.

Rickeyah Jackson, who is Rickey’s daughter, was present with him before he went into surgery and remains with him in post-operative intensive care.

“The procedure was a success,” Rickeyah said. “He is resting comfortably, very alert and talking like himself with nurses, doctors and all around him. I want to stress that he is doing fine and that any reports otherwise simply are not accurate.”

Jackson recently had a fall, hitting his head which caused a subdural hematoma. The surgery drained bleeding and relieved the pressure on his brain.

The story goes on to say that the surgery was not a result from his football days and not cancer related as some had speculated. The family asks that everyone respect their privacy and thanks everyone for their prayers and support.

Rickey was inducted into the Saints HOF in 1997 and the NFL HOF in 2010.