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

Busayo Ogunjimi
Aug 10, 2020
07:07 A.M.
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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


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."


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.


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.


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. 

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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