Saints, Pelicans owner Tom Benson released from hospital

Fitzgerald Cecilio – 4E Sports Reporter

White Sulphur Springs, WV, United States (4E Sports) – New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans owner Tom Benson has been released from the hospital after undergoing a series and is now in good condition, according to the team.

The 87-year-old Benson was sent to the hospital as a precautionary measure after receiving oxygen, as he has been having issues with the altitude at the Saints’ new training camp site in the Allegheny Mountains in West Virginia.

“The altitude got to him. He’s fine,” team spokesman Greg Bensel said.

Last week, Benson was also taken to the hospital and was treated for dehydration.

“This morning, Mr. Benson left practice after not feeling well due to symptoms related to the altitude here in West Virginia,” the Saints said in a statement. “(He) was given a series of tests, of which, doctors did not find any issues or complications. He was treated with oxygen and has been released.”

Benson was also taken to an emergency room during the NFL owners meetings in Atlanta in May to be evaluated for a possible concussion after stumbling and hitting his head.

He was still recovering from a minor knee surgery at the time and tried to rush back to be in attendance for New Orleans’ Super Bowl bid.

Benson has been in attendance daily for Saints practice during training camp.

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