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Jon Dorenbos provides update on recovery

By: Jesse Larch, Sports Talk Philly editor 

Last year then-Eagles long snapper Jon Dorenbos rose to stardom on NBC's America's Got Talent. Dorenbos wowed audiences with his blend of charm and sleight of hand weekly on the program while remaining a fan favorite in Philadelphia. 

Fans were heartbroken when Dorenbos was traded to the New Orleans Saints this preseason in a cost saving measure. The trade proved to be a blessing in disguise as is it was discovered in his post trade physical that he had a potentially fatal heart condition that would require emergency surgery to correct. 

Today on his instagram account Dorenbos discussed his recovery and the support he has received from his new wife. Everyone at Sports Talk Philly wishes Jon a speedy recovery. You can see the post below:


One month ago today I underwent emergency open heart surgery. My wife never left my side. She held my hand every step of the way. Life is crazy. One min I was a professional athlete, the next min I was fighting for my life. The video in this collage shows how the simplest things in life we sometimes take for granted. May we all be thankful for the beautiful people and world that surround us every day. To the UPENN Cardiac Care Nurses (Silver10) you all are #Saints - thank you! You make this world a better place. #SpecialPeople - Dr Bavaria, whom performed my surgery, I love you man!! You are a genius. You are an artist. You are a savant. Thank you for making valve replacement and aortic aneurysms your thing!! You are the best in the world for a reason. This world is a better place with you in it #ImAlive #goodDay

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