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Saints’ Glover Has Medical Tests

September 12, 2001

NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ New Orleans defensive tackle La’Roi Glover, taken to a hospital for tests Wednesday after experiencing chest pains, was cleared to return to practice Friday.

``He was lifting today, he was benching as a matter of fact, when he felt some pain in his upper shoulder and the heart area and the trainer thought it warranted doing some tests on,″ coach Jim Haslett said. ``He had a pain that shot up and down his arm.″

Haslett said hospital tests were run to see whether Glover suffered a heart attack or blood clots. Glover was to sit out Thursday’s practice, but is to return to practice Friday.

Glover, who had an NFL-high 17 sacks, made his first Pro Bowl appearance last season.

``La’Roi is a high-motor guy that’s always going,″ defensive line coach Sam Clancy said. ``I think it’s a muscle thing, a pull or a tear, but we need to be sure.″

Glover had to leave last Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills because of cramping.

``I think that might have something to do with it,″ Haslett said. ``He dehydrated, he went in and got an IV in the third quarter then came out. But you know once you get on a plane and fly back you dehydrate and cramp. They think that may have something to do with it but they’re not 100 percent sure of anything right now.″

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