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NFL Network's Kim Jones Thanks Redskins Medical Staff, Fairfax Surgeons After Near-Fatal Medical Emergency

NFL Network reporter Kim Jones prior to an NFL football game between the New England Patriots and the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, in Orchard Park, N.Y. The Patriots won 23-3. (AP Photo/Rich Barnes)

For the first time since returning to NFL Network, reporter Kim Jones spoke on Tuesday about the near-fatal medical crisis she experienced in November while covering the Washington Redskins.

Speaking with WFAN's Mike Francesa, Jones explained that she had suffered an "aortic dissection" while covering practice, and was later told by a cardiologist that usually 80 percent of people don't make it to the hospital.

"My neck got hot on both sides,'' Jones said, as relayed by the New York Post. "I was at the Redskins [practice facility] and all of a sudden…I knew it was something out of the ordinary.''

Jones then went on to credit the many heroes who kept her alive that day, starting with the Redskins training staff and medical personnel and then the surgeons at Inova Fairfax Heart and Vascular Institute, where she recovered for two weeks.

"The Redskins started [the care] off," Jones said. "Dr. [Robin] West, their team physician, I will always be grateful to her. Tony Wyllie in PR. [Redskins owner] Daniel Snyder's wife came to visit me in the hospital.

"It's a wonderful story and my luck has continued,'' she said. "But I was incredibly lucky."

Jones, who is covering the Super Bowl this week, says she now "feels great."