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    Steve Eli Apple Jersey Gleason, the former New Orleans Saints player who has ALS, had a succe sful tracheotomy on Monday and is recovering, reports.Gleason was reportedly admitted to East Jefferson Hospital earlier Monday because of some airway i sues, the newspaper reports. The procedure was done at the advice of doctors months ahead of a scheduled tracheotomy.MORE: Super Bowl LII plans | Carl Banks Jersey Rams not interested in ‘Hard Knocks’Dr. Knight Worley performed the 30-minute procedure to open Gleason’s windpipe and aid in breathing. The procedure is typically done for people with ALS because the disease can rob someone of their ability to breathe properly and use their lungs.Team Gleason’s Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie Jersey Facebook page was updated with the news: “The report from Michel and (Gleason’s personal a sistant) Blair (Casey) is, ‘he looks great! No doubt this will enable him to be more active in his mi sion to continue living a productive and rich life as a husband, father, adventurer and advocate for the end of ALS.” Evan Engram Jersey Gleason retired from the Saints in 2007 and was diagnosed with ALS in January of 2011.

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