Buffalo Bill Tight End Tommy Sweeney A severe heart condition has been diagnosed as a result of COVID, according to the head coach Sean McDermott.
The 25-year-old – who was drafted by the bill in 2019 – was initially put back on the COVID results list on October 24 … but his health took a turn for the worse.
Coach McDermott says Sweeney was being tested by a cardiologist per NFL protocol when he was diagnosed with myocarditis … which is basically heart inflammation.
According to mayo clinic … “Severe myocarditis weakens your heart so that the rest of your body does not get enough blood. Clots may form in your heart, causing a stroke or heart attack.”
Yes, it is a serious thing – but the Mayo Clinic noted, “Early diagnosis is important to prevent long-term heart damage.”
The diagnosis means that Sweeney will miss the rest of the NFL season of 2020 – but the Bills are confident he can recover in 2021 and return to tea.
McDermott says it is his understanding that Sweeney’s condition is linked to COVID. He also notes that Sweeney appears in “good spirits”.
It has been a difficult year for Sweeney, who suffered a leg injury in July and was hoping to make his way into some games in the second half of the 2020 season.
“It’s unfortunate,” McDermott said … “But he’s a good football player and we know he’s a guy we trust and waiting to get him back on the field when we can.” can not do.”