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Saturday, November 05, 2005

Rhodes Hospitalized



From José Miguel Romero at the Seattle Times:

Seahawks defensive coordinator Ray Rhodes was back in the hospital Friday after experiencing stroke-like symptoms Thursday night.

It's the second time in two months that Rhodes, 54, has had to be hospitalized for such a condition. Rhodes suffered what team doctors determined to be a mild stroke Sept. 4, a week before the Seahawks' regular-season opener at Jacksonville, and did not return to the coaching booth until Sept. 18, when Seattle hosted Atlanta.

Even then, coach Mike Holmgren didn't allow Rhodes on the field for practices leading up to the game. Rhodes was in a Kirkland hospital for two days after he had dizzy spells, numbness, temporary vision loss and a loss of equilibrium.
Holmgren said Rhodes' latest episode was not as serious as the first.

Holmgren spoke to Rhodes by phone before Friday afternoon's practice after Rhodes went to the hospital on his own. The plan was to keep Rhodes in the hospital overnight.

"He wished us well, but he won't be with us in Arizona," Holmgren said.

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