Albert Haynesworth Rhabdomyolysis?

Redskins defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth is likely suffering from rhabdomyolysis, according to a league source.
Rhabdomyolysis is what sidelined Haynesworth in practice last week. Shanahan has discussed Haynesworth's symptoms but hasn't revealed an exact diagnosis.
What is Rhabdomyolysis? What are the symptoms and what is going to happen to Albert Haynesworth's career if doctor confirm he is suffering from the disease?

asked by Jumper in Diseases & Conditions | 2603 views | 08-23-2010 at 12:17 AM

Haynesworth's illness last week, which caused him to sit out practice with nausea and dizziness, is nothing to minimize - it was potentially dangerous and a good thing it was caught.
Rhabdomyolysis is the breakdown of muscle fibers that can end up resulting in damage to the kidney.
Haynesworth experienced the symptoms of rhabdomyolysis. Those symptoms included dizziness, nausea, vomiting and muscle swelling. He was treated by team doctors, with rhabdomyolysis believed to be the likely cause.

Haynesworth wasn't faking and is upset with the Redskins for not fully disclosing what has been ailing him.

answered by Summer | 08-23-2010 at 12:18 AM

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