NFL Network host and press reporter Kim Jones stated Tuesday that she is”extremely fortunate”to be alive after suffering an aortic dissection while covering a Washington Redskins practice in November.
“My neck fumed on both sides,”Jones informed WFAN Radio’s Mike Francesa in Atlanta, where she is covering Sunday’s Super Bowl in between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams.” I was at the Redskins [center] and all of an unexpected … I understood it was something unusual.”
Jones discussed that an aortic dissection happens when”the layers of your aorta different, which leaves the aorta topic to burst.”
“As excellent as you are, Mike,”Jones informed Francesa.”You and I aren’t here if my aorta ruptures, due to the fact that I’m no place.”
Jones stated she was at first dealt with by Redskins group medical professional Robin West prior to she was required to Inova Fairfax Heart and Vascular Institute in northern Virginia, where she invested 2 weeks. On Thanksgiving Day, Jones published an Instagram video exposing to her fans that she had “nearly passed away,”however decreasing to expose additional information. She published another video when she left the health center stating:”The cosmetic surgeons conserved my life, versus huge chances … everybody in this health center has actually assisted put me back together.”
On Tuesday, Jones informed Francesa that a cardiologist had actually informed her that”80 percent [of those who suffer an aortic dissection] do not make the healthcare facility.” She included that a person of her cosmetic surgeons informed her that the condition had actually resulted in the death of star John Ritter in 2003.
“He stated,’John Ritter went to the health center, was misdiagnosed and passed away,’ “Jones stated.”‘You concerned this healthcare facility, were correctly detected and lived. ’”
Jones, 49, has actually worked as a full-time factor to the NFL Network given that 2012. She formerly worked as the clubhouse press reporter for New York Yankees telecasts and as a beat press reporter covering the New York Giants. She has actually likewise worked as a periodic fill-in host on New York-based WFAN.