UPDATE: At about 5:00 p.m. Thursday, Shockey posted a message to his Facebook fans: " I am ok, thanks to everyone who has shown their concern don't worry about me I will be fine.. WHO DAT!!"

ABC26 Sports and NewOrleans.com have learned that Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey was taken to a local hospital this afternoon.

According to a league source, Shockey was suffering from seizure-like symptoms in the club's weight room after practice. He was able to walk on his own power to a waiting ambulance.

The team is awaiting a further update on Shockey's condition.

More tonight on ABC26 News at 6:30 p.m. with Sports Director Ed Daniels.