Today, we find out a little bit more about why Albert Haynesworth was upset about how Mike Shanahan and the coaching staff talked about his "headaches" as Albert put it.
According to Jason Reid and Rick Maese, Haynesworth was sidelined for the majority of last week due to a condition known as rhabdomyolysis. Never heard of it? Reid and Maese spoke with a doctor who provided an explanation of the condition:
Rhabdomyolysis is basically a condition in which you have extensive muscle breakdown," said Dr. Lynne P. Yao, chairman-elect of the National Kidney Foundation. "It doesn't happen as often in well-conditioned athletes, but if there's really extreme circumstances -- like extremely hot weather -- than that could happen. when you have large amounts of muscle breakdown."
Experts say rhabdomyolysis is a breakdown of muscle fibers, which prompts the release of toxic myoglobin into the bloodstream.