Trent Brown details how he almost died last year when air entered his bloodstream following IV mishap

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FOXBOROUGH -- Trent Brown returned from injured reserve Sunday against the Browns, which he noted was ironic considering what happened in Cleveland last season when he was with the Raiders.

Prior to the Nov. 1 game of last year, Brown was going through his normal pregame routine, which included getting fluids through an IV, but something went wrong as as an air bubble got into Brown’s bloodstream.

He was immediately rushed to the hospital.

“To pass out and almost go into cardiac arrest was crazy,” Brown said Tuesday. “I almost died, so it was scary. I was in Cleveland by myself in the hospital for a few days.”

Brown, who is 27 years old, admitted he considered retiring.

“I definitely thought about my kids. I even thought about retirement. It was that scary,” he said. “I was about to be done with it.”

It did "settle down" and Brown was able to return at the end of last year, but he said it took roughly eight months for him to feel completely back to normal on the field.

The offensive tackle was traded to the Patriots this past offseason and is looking to make an impact down the stretch after missing nearly half the season with a calf injury.

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