NFL Star Cameron Smith Discovers Heart Condition after Positive COVID-19 Test – Details of His Medical Case

The novel coronavirus pandemic has hit celebrities from all walks of life. In the sports world, the latest victim of this cruel virus is NFL star, Cameron Smith. 

Cameron Smith plays as a linebacker for the Minnesota Vikings. In an Instagram post shared yesterday, he confirmed that he had to get open-heart surgery following a positive coronavirus test. 

He explained he had found out about issues with his bicuspid aortic valve after testing positive for the novel coronavirus. 

Photo of Cameron Smith during an interview | Photo: Youtube / ABC10

Photo of Cameron Smith during an interview | Photo: Youtube / ABC10

Smith added that while he was sad, he also considered it a blessing to find the issue on time. This way, they could take the necessary precautions. 

The surgery will undoubtedly end Smith’s NFL season. However, the linebacker explained that he was gearing up for a return as soon as possible. He said

"By no means am I ready to be done playing football, there is still so much more I want to accomplish on the field."

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Ready for my next step! #USCtotheNFL

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Part of his commitment to his career is why he is having the surgery. He explained the procedure will help to clear any issues and ensure a speedy return. Smith ended his post, saying, "Already looking forward to the comeback!"

The novel coronavirus has been perhaps the most significant occurrence in the sports world. For one, teams have had to adjust their finances after not being able to host fans in stadiums. 

Teams have opened their training camps and have started accepting players.

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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!🙏🏻 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

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However, leagues have also had to find a way to cope with how things are currently. As expected, this hasn’t been so easy. 

With the virus threat still out there, opinions have varied on whether sports should resume. This is especially serious in the NFL.

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I just want to say thank you to everyone for all of the support I have received over the last 24 hours, it means more to me than most of you may know! I also have realized how many people have been affected in some way by BAV and all of you that reached out to share your stories has given me strength beyond belief! ⁣ ⁣ Bumps in the road are apart of life, but how you attack them is all that really matters. You can coast through and land safely or pin that son of a gun and launch off that bump as if it was only there to put you further ahead.⁣ ⁣ I’m all smiles over here and I wouldn’t be this way with out the lord and my support system! I’ll keep everyone as updated as possible. I’m coming out on the other side stronger than ever🤟🏻

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Per reports, several players have expressed their concern over health hazards ahead of a possible return to the 2020 season.

Many players have also decided to sit out the entire season. These people have cited fears of getting the disease and having to spend months on the sidelines. 

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MOODY AF

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Regardless, the league is moving on. Teams have opened their training camps and have started accepting players. It would be interesting to see how the season unfolds, especially with no fans and the continued threat of a virus.

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