Former Raiders Linebacker Neiron Ball Dies at 27
The athlete former NFL player and Oakland Raiders linebacker Neiron Ball who was suffering from a rare brain condition have died on Monday at the age of 27.
Natalie Ball Myricks, Ball’s sister, released a statement announcing her brother’s passing and also a statement by the Sports & Entertainment Group has confirmed the player’s death news.
“We joined the Ball family by thanking Neiron for numerous support on his journey to recovery,” said the statement and added “Neiron was a rare and special spirit with the ability to touch anyone who knew him. His talent was complemented by a tireless thrust, regardless of the obstacle.
Ball first diagnosed with a rare blood vessel disorder called arteriovenous malformation in 2011, which is only found in one percent of the population.
Despite of taking treatment the player returned from hospital and played the next three seasons for the Gators from 2012. In 2013, he played in every one of the 12 games and began seven of those challenges.
Ball was placed in an induced coma at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, last December. Later, he was taken to a health care center, after being taken out of induced coma, and was being treated there at the time of his death.
His family said in a July 2019 that, in spite of the fact that Ball had woken up from his extreme lethargies, he was currently a quadriplegic. His family propelled a GoFundMe page to enable him to pay for his medicinal consideration in July 2019. At the hour of composing, that page has raised $ 136,000.
The Raiders ended up releasing Ball on separate occasions over the next two seasons.
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