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Sat, 27 May 2006 18:05:34 -0700
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports former NFL RB Craig Heyward died Saturday, May 27. He was 39. He had fought a 7 1/2 year battle with a brain tumor. KFFL sends their condolences to his family and friends.
Fri, 10 Mar 2006 20:51:27 -0800
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports former NFL RB Craig Heyward is in the hospital fighting for his life after a brain tumor returned. He will undergo surgery Monday, March 13, following the recent news that a tumor, called a chordoma, had returned. The rare, slow-growing tumors tend to recur, sometimes more aggressively, after their initial removal. The five-year survival rate for patients with chordomas is 50 percent, said Dr. Chris Krubert, of the Apollo MD Physician Services of Atlanta; odds drop to 35 percent after 10 years.
Sun, 10 Feb 2002 18:31:43 -0800
Charles Odum reports for the Sporting News new Atlanta Falcons RBs coach Ollie Wilson was the position coach in Atlanta when they had three 1,000 rushers: Erric Pegram in 1993, Craig Heyward in his 1995 Pro Bowl season, and Jamal Anderson in 1996. RB Maurice Smith will have arthroscopic surgery to clean out his right knee. Smith played through the knee injury and other ailments last season, but while playing at less that full speed his production suffered. The Falcons have needs elsewhere but might use their first-round draft pick to draft a RB, even if both Anderson and Smith return in 2002.
Sun, 20 Jun 1999 10:50:00 -0700
Elizabeth Holland reports in the Saint Louis Post-Dispatch that former NFL player Craig Heyward continues to move forward with his life after having a brain tumor removed last year. He still can't see totally in his right eye. Despite this "Ironhead" can drive, play golf, have fun with his kids, mind the baby and look for other career possibilities. He says with his new perspective on life, he can do those kinds of things better. Good luck to him on his continued recovery.