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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.

Here are all the stars who tested positive for coronavirus…

Basketball Player Michael Ojo Dies at 27 After Collapsing During Training

Michael Ojo, a basketball player who formerly played for Florida State University, has died at the age of 27.

The Nigerian-born athlete died after collapsing during an individual training session on Friday (August 7) in Belgrade, Serbia.

Michael‘s former basketball team, Red Star Belgrade, released the following statement: “Michael Ojo, centre of Crvena zvezda Basketball Club has passed away in Belgrade earlier today. We are lost for words, it’s simply devastating. Rest in peace, Gentle Giant.”

It is being reported that Michael collapsed during a training session and was taken to the hospital, but he couldn’t be resuscitated. His cause of death is still pending.

“We would like to express our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and former teammates of Michael,” FSU said in a statement. “Michael was a team captain, Florida State graduate and a valued member of the Tallahassee community. He always had a smile on his face and never met a stranger. He will forever be remembered for the positive impact he had on the Seminole family.”

We’ve already lost so many amazing stars throughout 2020.

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Pac-12 Football Players Opt Out Amid Coronavirus Concerns

Pac-12 football players refuse to practice and play games amid concerns about coronavirus.

A group of players confirmed in a statement on Sunday (August 2) featured on The Players’ Tribune website and on social media, using the hashtag #WeAreUnited.

The names of 12 Pac-12 players from nine schools, including Oregon star safety Jevon Holland, are listed in the statement.

The Pac-12 on Friday (July 31) released a revised football schedule for the upcoming season amid the pandemic, pushing the start of the season back three weeks with only 10 conference games.

“We believe a football season under these conditions would be reckless and put us at needless risk…we will not play until there is real change that is acceptable to us,” the players said in their statement.

“#WeAreUnited in our commitment to secure fair treatment for college athletes. Due to COVID-19 and other serious concerns, we will opt-out of Pac-12 fall camp and game participation unless the following demands are guaranteed in writing by our conference to protect and benefit both scholarship athletes and walk-ons.”

The statement includes a list of demands, including protections against coronavirus and demands for racial equality.

The other players listed were Treyjohn Butler of Stanford; Jake Curhan, Joshua Drayden and Valentino Daltoso of California; Elisha Guidry of UCLA; Malik Hausman of Arizona; Dallas Hobbs of Washington State; Ty Jones and Joe Tryon of Washington and Cody Shear of Arizona State.

Click here to see the full list of demands.

One pro tennis player just opted out of the U.S. Open due to coronavirus concerns on the same day.

Nick Kyrgios Withdraws From the U.S. Open Due to Coronavirus Concerns

Nick Kyrgios is withdrawing from the 2020 US Open.

The 25-year-old Australian tennis star opted out of the competition out of concern due to the pandemic, he announced in a video Saturday (August 1).

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Nick Kyrgios

“Dear tennis, let’s take a breath here and remember what’s important, which is health and safety as a community. We can rebuild our sport and the economy, but we can never recover lives lost,” he said.

“I’ve got no problem with the USTA putting on the US Open, and if players want to go, that’s up to them. So long as everyone acts appropriately and acts safely,” he continued.

“No one wants people to keep their jobs more than me…but tennis players, you have to act in the interest of each other and work together. You can’t be dancing on tables and money-grabbing your way around Europe or trying to make a quick buck hosting an exhibition. That’s just so selfish…that’s what this virus is about. it doesn’t care about your world ranking or how much money you have. Act responsibly.”

This tennis star confirmed they’re playing the U.S. Open…

NBA Restarts with Nod to Black Lives Matter, LeBron James Pays Tribute to Kobe Bryant

The NBA is back in session and the season re-opener began with all four teams kneeling during the national anthem as a nod to the Black Lives Matter movement.

The basketball season re-opened on Thursday (July 30) at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of LeBron James

During the Los Angeles Lakers’ game against the Los Angeles Clippers, LeBron James paid tribute to his late friend Kobe Bryant.

LeBron wore a small purple band around his finger with Kobe’s number 24 printed on it.

All players from the Lakers, Clippers, the Utah Jazz, and the New Orleans Pelicans wore Black Lives Matter shirts, wrapper their arms around each other, and took a knee during the National Anthem.

See what baseball players did during their Black Lives Matter tributes.

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Megan Thee Stallion Had Surgery on Her Feet After Being Shot

  • Learn about the gruesome injury that Megan Thee Stallion suffered after being shot – TMZ
  • Taylor Swift shares just how Folklore came about – Just Jared Jr
  • Scary situation for Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de RossiDListed
  • Britney Spears‘ brother is weighing in on her conservatorship – TooFab
  • Anderson Cooper interrupts a coronavirus town hall with an update on his son – Towleroad
  • A beloved pro dancer from Dancing With the Stars is pregnant – Just Jared Jr

This MLB Player Refused to Kneel for Black Lives Matter Movement for This Reason

  • This pitcher did not kneel with the rest of his teammates in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement because he’s “a Christian.” – TMZ
  • Sabrina Carpenter just dropped a banger! – Just Jared Jr
  • Robert Pattinson is all loved up! – Celebitchy
  • Gwyneth Paltrow shared something very TMI. – TooFab
  • Selena Gomez just made a $100 million decision. – Popsugar
  • This DWTS star is pregnant! – Just Jared Jr