Adam Schefter of ESPN reports as Eagles doctors were giving newly acquired running back Jerome Harrison his physical, they discovered a brain tumor that nullified a trade with the Lions, according to two league sources.
The trade might have might have actually saved Harrison’s life, the sources said. Without the deal being made, Harrison would not have undergone a physical. The tumor is now being treated, according to sources.
Schefter also added that Harrison is not expected to play again in 2011, but his long-term prognosis and football career appear to be good.
Harrison could not be reached for comment.