Chest Pain Leads NFL Star to Make Life Saving Decision

On Wednesday, Los Angeles Chargers general manager Tom Telesco told reporters that veteran offensive tackle Russell Okung has been dealing with a “pretty serious medical issue” since early June.

He didn’t offer much more, though Okung was placed on the non-football injury list.

On Thursday morning, Okung offered some scary details.

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Los Angeles Chargers tackle Russell Okung revealed that he is recovering from a pulmonary embolism in June. 

A pulmonary embolism is a blockage in one of the pulmonary arteries in the lungs.

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