1 Updates
NCAA: ND Fighting Irish OLB Danny Spond Retires Due to Migraines
Photo Credit: Getty Images

NCAA: ND Fighting Irish OLB Danny Spond Retires Due to Migraines

Aug 20 2013, 10:54pm CDT | by

Notre Dame Fighting Irish senior outside linebacker Danny Spond retired on Tuesday due to hempiplegic migraines he's suffered over the course of the past year.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish senior outside linebacker Danny Spond retired on Tuesday.  CBS Sports' Chip Patterson reveals Spond broke the news to his coaches and teammates last Saturday, August 17. ...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

NCAA: ND Fighting Irish OLB Danny Spond Retires Due to Migraines

Aug 20 2013, 10:54pm CDT | by

Notre Dame Fighting Irish senior outside linebacker Danny Spond retired on Tuesday due to hempiplegic migraines he's suffered over the course of the past year.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish senior outside linebacker Danny Spond retired on Tuesday. 

CBS Sports' Chip Patterson reveals Spond broke the news to his coaches and teammates last Saturday, August 17. 

According to the South Bend Tribune, Spond has suffered from hemiplegic migraines over the course of the past year, forcing him to end his college football career. In spite of this, he will remain with the Irish to mentor the team's drop linebackers. 

Team physician Dr.Jennifer Malcolm says Spond's condition is no ordinary migraine

"Hemiplegic migraines are a rare form of headache that present with temporary stroke-like symptoms, such as weakness and slurred speech. Danny has suffered from a series of these migraines, but with medication, rehabilitation and a positive attitude he should avoid any long-term consequences. As there are no fully reliable predictors of hemiplegic migraines and ultimate prevention is extremely challenging, we fully support Danny."

Spond said he leaves the game with a heavy heart. 

"My football playing career is over after suffering another paralyzing migraine early in fall camp. I've received the best medical treatment and guidance possible. Unfortunately, an exact cause of these migraines remains undetermined, and in order to assure my overall well-being, I'm forced to walk away from the game with an extremely heavy heart."

He didn't play in the first two games of the Irish in 2012 but came on strong in his next 11 starts at outside linebacker to record 38 tackles, per the Chicago Tribune. With his retirement, Ben Councell and freshman Jaylon Smith will compete for playing time at that position. 

Spond sat out those two games as the left side of his body went numb during preseason practice last summer, as stated in an August 20 ESPN report. 

 

 

Don't miss ...

 


Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Ashwini fails to defend women's 440m hurdles title
Incheon, Oct 1 (IANS) India's Ashwini Akkunji failed to defend her women's 400 metres hurdles title as she finished fourth and out of medal contention in the final of the Asian Games here Wednesday.
 
 
Annu Rani wins women's javelin bronze
Incheon, Oct 1 (IANS) India's Annu Rani clinched the women's javelin throw bronze at the Asian Games here Wednesday.
 
 
Russell Crowe drives his real-life gladiators to brink of glory
Canberra, Oct 1 (IANS) Russell Crowe is one of Hollywood's biggest stars but his role this weekend as owner of Australian rugby league team South Sydney might be the most nerve-wracking of his career.
 
 
Annu Rani clinches women's javelin throw bronze
Incheon, Oct 1 (IANS) India's Annu Rani surprised the field by clinching the bronze in women's javelin throw final at the 17th Asian Games here Wednesday.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Pick the perfect coat for autumn-winter 2014
London, Oct 1 (IANS) Cold weather is descending upon us and it's time to pick the best piece from various options available in the market. From military inspired styles to aviator ones, one can try many trends, but the...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Russell Crowe drives his real-life gladiators to brink of glory
Canberra, Oct 1 (IANS) Russell Crowe is one of Hollywood's biggest stars but his role this weekend as owner of Australian rugby league team South Sydney might be the most nerve-wracking of his career. The South Sydney...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Annu Rani clinches women's javelin throw bronze
Incheon, Oct 1 (IANS) India's Annu Rani surprised the field by clinching the bronze in women's javelin throw final at the 17th Asian Games here Wednesday. China's Zhang Li took the gold, setting a new Games Record...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Germany increases aid for Syrian, Iraqi refugees
Berlin, Oct 1 (IANS) Germany has added 10 million euros (about $12.6 million) to its humanitarian aid for refugees in Syria, Iraq and their neighbouring countries in the region, the foreign ministry announced...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Alec Baldwin and Kevin Spacey to star in Boss Baby
Alec Baldwin and Kevin Spacey will star in 'Boss Baby'. The 'American Beauty' actor and Baldwin, 56, will lend their voices to the latest DreamWorks animation which will be helmed by 'Madagascar' co-director Tom McGrath...
Read more on Movie Balla
 
Twilight franchise to return with short films
The 'Twilight' franchise is to return in the form of five short films that will be broadcast exclusively on Facebook. It's been revealed five female directors will be selected to make their own short film based on the...
Read more on Movie Balla
 
First trailer for Tak3n is released
The first trailer has been released for the eagerly-awaited third film in the 'Taken' franchise. The new teaser to the movie - which has seen its title updated to 'Tak3n' - stars Hollywood legends Liam Neeson, 62, and...
Read more on Movie Balla
 
Warwick Davis: James Bond is outdated
Warwick Davis wants to be the next James Bond because he thinks the movies are ''outdated''. The 44-year-old actor - who is three-and-a-half feet tall - would love to do away with the stereotypes associated with the...
Read more on Movie Balla
 
X-Men: Apocalypse will conclude First Class storylines
'X-Men: Apocalypse' will be the last part of a trilogy that began with 'First Class', according to writer-producer Simon Kinberg. The 41-year-old explained that the third installment in the series will conclude the...
Read more on Movie Balla
 
Jason Sudeikis named among all-star voice cast for 'Angry Birds'
Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad and Danny McBride have all been named in the all-star voice cast for 'Angry Birds'. The much-anticipated feature film of the popular game series will also include the likes of Bill Hader, who...
Read more on Movie Balla