I write for SB Nations USC blog Conquest Chronicles.
Here a detailed write-up on Mike Patterson's condition. I am in the medical field in my day job and I have seen this before.
Mike was an integral part of USC's 2004 BCS title. We obviously keep tabs on all of our former Trojans so this devastating news hits the USC Family pretty hard.
As we know you do...we Mike a speedy recovery and have his family in our thoughts and prayers.