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Robert Quinn admitted to hospital with non-football illness

Quinn checked himself into the hospital on early Monday morning.

A day following the Los Angeles Rams' 9-6 win against the New York Jets, defensive end Robert Quinn admitted himself to the hospital due to a non-football related illness. 

Rams head coach Jeff Fisher brought some much-needed clarity to the situation on Monday stating that the team is encouraged about status of Quinn's health. 

"He’s feeling much better. He kept saying to me over and over, ‘Coach, I just want to get back, get my body right and get on the practice field as fast as I can,'" Fisher said. "We’re still undergoing tests and things look encouraging. He was fine after the game. As a matter of fact, he sits behind me on the bus – we had the long bus ride back from the airport – I was actually sharing some thoughts on the game and watching some plays on the game with him.

"So, and, something happened between the time we got back last night and this morning, but we’re very encouraged. We’re still doing tests and when I have more information for you, I’ll get it to you. ”

There were been no obvious signs during or immediately following Sunday's game that Quinn was feeling ill. In fact, he played in an extended role against the Jets due to Eugene Sims still being in the concussion protocol. 

“No issues. Nothing. He’s been feeling fine," Fisher said. "He had to overcome a shoulder, kind of a neck thing, and he missed a couple of games because of it. But he’s been great since. He played well. He played quite a bit of snaps and played well – applied realistic pressure on the quarterback.”

During his childhood, Quinn's brain tumor had caused severe headaches that led to doctors draining excess fluid from his head. In light of that, Fisher believes that this current illness is not related to the tumor but tests are still being administered on him. 

The 26-year-old has dealt with shoulder and neck injuries for much of the season that has forced him to miss two games. He currently has eight total tackles with 2.0 sacks, two forced fumbles, and two pass deflections. 

Fisher has yet to rule out either Quinn or Sims for their Week 11 matchup against the Miami Dolphins at the Los Angeles Coliseum. 

“It’s a part of the process," Fisher said. "You’ve got to do the research and make sure that there’s no issues. So, we’re still doing tests.”


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