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Rossley Is 'Fine And Ready To Go'


After spending Sunday morning and night in the hospital because of chest pains, Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Tom Rossley reported to be in good health.

"I'm strong. I feel good," Rossley said. "It was a just a little scare."

Rossley passed all of his cardiovascular tests on Sunday and Monday. He likely experienced discomfort because of his high cholesterol and a minor artery problem. He will continue taking the same dosage of medicine.

"Everything came out positive," he said. "I'm fine and ready to go."

Rossley, known as an extremely hard worker, underwent an emergency angioplasty to open a clogged artery in 2004. Despite his recent scare, he will not alter his work schedule with the team in a 0-3 hole.

"If anything we'll dig in more," he said.

Rossley began feeling discomfort on Saturday night. When he awoke on Sunday morning, he went for a long walk, hoping that would refresh him. He then prepared to handle his normal gameday duties.

"I was a little sweaty and not feeling that good but still was not hurting that bad to tell anybody," he said.

During a pregame meeting with Rossley, head coach Mike Sherman noticed his flushed face and urged to him to go the hospital.

"He said he was fine, but I could tell something was wrong. He wouldn't tell me what was wrong. It took me about 10 minutes to get it out of him," Sherman said. "We made him go the hospital, which is ridiculous."

Once Rossley learned his Sunday morning tests were negative, he signed himself out of the hospital on Sunday afternoon and rejoined the team early in the second quarter. By the end of the first half, he experienced tension in his shoulder and re-admitted himself to the hospital after the game's conclusion.

Sherman spoke to him during his Sunday night hospital stay at 8:00 or 8:30 p.m.

"He was doing well -- in good spirits," Sherman said.

Rossley is in his sixth year as Packers offensive coordinator and 29th year of coaching.


Pumping Iron: On Monday Sherman ran his team through a cardiovascular weight training workout instead of their normal running drills.

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