Doctors: Rob Long's brain tumor gone

Updated: March 29, 2011, 3:59 PM ET
Associated Press

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Doctors have told former Syracuse punter Rob Long that all signs of his brain tumor have disappeared.

An MRI of Long's brain taken Friday at Kimmel Cancer Center in Philadelphia showed no more signs of the tumor that was discovered in December.

Long, a co-captain and four-year starter for the Orange, was diagnosed in early December with a large tumor. Originally thought to be benign, doctors found malignant cells, and Long moved back home to Downingtown, Pa.

Long underwent surgery Dec. 14 to remove the tumor and did not play in the Pinstripe Bowl in late December. He began receiving radiation treatments and chemotherapy in mid-January, finished earlier this month and resumed working out again. He participated in Syracuse's pro day last week and still hopes to play in the NFL.


Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press

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