Eight-time NFL Pro Bowler and Pro Football Hall of Famer Chris Doleman is having surgery to remove a brain tumor. His former teammate Greg Coleman told the St. Paul Pioneer Press that he spoke to Doleman before the procedure.
He noticed (recently) that he had some drooping in his face and noticed stuff starting to drip out of his mouth when he drank, so he said, Something is going on, Coleman said. The last couple of days, when he got it checked out, he went to see the Falcons doctor and they recommended some folks and he got a CT scan and an MRI and both revealed the same thing, that there was a mass in the frontal lobe.
He was coherent and talking, so thats always a good sign. Hopefully, hes got some good doctors down there in Atlanta so that they can get this taken care of.
Please say a prayer for Chris Doleman, he’s has surgery today to remove a brain tumor. A great teammate and friend for the 7 yrs we played together. An awesome person. Thinking about you buddy. God bless
Doleman was the fourth overall pick of the Vikings in 1985 and is one of the most decorated players in franchise history. He led the league in sacks in 1989 and was named to the NFL’s 1990s All-Decade Team.
He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2012.