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23-Year-Old NFL Star Cameron Smith Learns He Needs Open Heart Surgery After Testing Positive for Coronavirus

23-Year-Old NFL Star Cameron Smith Learns He Needs Open Heart Surgery After Testing Positive for Coronavirus

Cameron Smith is skipping the 2020 season due to a congenital heart condition, which he discovered after testing positive for coronavirus.

The 23-year-old Minnesota Vikings linebacker made the revelation in a social media post on Saturday (August 8).

“Earlier this week I found out I need open heart surgery to fix a bicuspid aortic valve that I was born with. Although this will unfortunately end my 2020 season, it is really a blessing that we found this as my heart is severely enlarged and wouldn’t have lasted much longer. I found this out after I tested positive for COVID and had to have further testing done as protocol. The Lord works in mysterious ways, but I could really feel him on this one!🙏🏻,” he wrote.

“There is a surgery that will allow me to continue to play football as soon as I am healed and cleared and I didn’t think twice about going with that one. By no means am I ready to be done playing football, there is still so much more I want to accomplish on the field. Im going to attack this like everything else I have in life. Already looking forward to the comeback! #SKOL”

We are wishing the best to Cameron in his recovery.

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