Saints legend Steve Gleason announces release from hospital

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – Saints legend Steve Gleason announced on Sunday, September 18 that he was returning home after a two-night hospitalization to treat abnormally low sodium levels.

“I was planning on getting out of the hospital today and going to the Dome for the Saints game,” Gleason tweeted.

But Gleason, diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) more than 11 years ago, joked that his escape plan had two problems: his inability to move his body and feeling he’s “quite visible ” in his personalized wheelchair.

“The Ochsner team approved my release today,” Gleason continued. “So I won’t be at (the) game, but I will watch with pleasure!!”

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