New England Patriots’ Trent Brown says IV mishap almost killed him

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New England Patriots offensive tackle Trent Brown appeared in just his second game of the season last week after suffering through a calf injury back in Week 1.

For Brown, it’s not this injury that’s the story. Rather, it’s about an IV mishap that happened during his time with the Las Vegas Raiders last season.

Brown, 28, talked the media on Tuesday and detailed what went wrong and how it almost killed him.

“To kind of come back and play against the Browns (last week), I thought was pretty cool, because I almost died before we played them last year,” Brown said, via NFL Media. “When I was laid out on the floor, I definitely thought about my kids. I even thought about retiring, honestly. It was that scary. I was about to be done with it. Then after it kind of settled down a bit, I was fine.”

Trent Brown indicates that he almost went into cardiac arrest after receiving a pre-game IV. The veteran says that air was accidently sent into his bloodstream and he was hospitalized for three days last November.

All said, Brown played in just five games with the Raiders a season ago due to the IV issue, injuries and a bout with COVID-19.

“That was different. Coming off of COVID and then just expecting to play a game, and then make it all the way to the city, to the game, to the locker room,” Brown said. “And I’m going through my normal routine, getting an IV, and to just pass out and almost going into cardiac arrest was crazy.”

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Trent Brown is vital to the Patriots’ success

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Oct 4, 2018; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots offensive tackle Trent Brown (77) looks to block against the Indianapolis Colts during the first quarter at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Acquired from the Raiders this past off-season, Brown returns to the Patriots after having played with the team in 2018. He’s an important part of the Patriots’ offense in front of rookie quarterback Mac Jones. Having two book ends at tackle has been huge for New England.

New England is 6-4 on the season and has won four consecutive. That includes a 54-13 win over the New York Jets back in Week 7 and a blowout 45-7 victory over the Cleveland Browns this past Sunday.

As for Jones, he’s been sacked just 19 times in 10 games. Having Brown, a Former Pro Bowler, in the mix is going to help big time moving forward.

More importantly, it’s awesome to see that Trent Brown is healthy and has these issues behind him.