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Link: Cowboys’ Okoye making comeback after missing ’13 season with rare disease

In 2013, defensive tackle Amobi Okoye was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune syndrome called anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis. Now he is working hard to make a comeback to the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys.

“It’s kind of like an inflammation in the brain receptors. So it’s a very, very, rare illness that they couldn’t diagnose at first,” Okoye told KTCK-AM 1310 Thursday. “It was very uncommon. I was like the first male to have it. It was only found in females and young children, so that’s why they couldn’t diagnose it in my case and then they found it was this and treated it as this.”

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