Trent Brown: Cleveland Browns player almost died from IV drip

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Trent Brown’s recovery after a set of middle fingers was infected was traumatic

Cleveland Browns right tackle Trent Brown says he almost died after an IV was administered to help him recover from a set of middle fingers that were infected with bacteria.

“I almost died. We almost died. Thankfully it worked and the infection went away,” Brown told BBC Radio 5 live.

He said a relative had “inserted an IV” into his arm in Cleveland last year and that this “helped a lot”.

But the former Stanford forward was then allowed to go off his drip.

“I got out and walked into my house barefooted, naked, but my wife was out there holding me down,” he said.

“It was a full day-and-a-half of antibacterial drugs and she was literally holding me down. She wasn’t letting me go home.

“I was wet, cold, feverish, nauseous. It was horrible. There was absolutely nothing I could do.”

Brown has started the first four games of the 2019 season for the Browns, who have just one win.

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