Vikings LB Cam Smith to miss season due to heart condition

first_img WATCH US LIVE COMMENT LIVE TV Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 11th August, 2020 07:13 ISTcenter_img Associated Press Television News FOLLOW US Minnesota Vikings second-year linebacker Cameron Smith will miss the 2020 season because of a heart condition that was discovered after he tested positive for COVID-19 upon reporting to training camp two weeks ago.The Vikings made the procedural move on Monday of waiving Smith with a non-football injury designation. Upon clearing waivers, he’ll revert to the reserve list for non-football injuries. Smith, who played mostly on special teams as a rookie, was a fifth-round draft pick out of USC in 2019.Smith announced on his Instagram account on Saturday that he needs open heart surgery to fix a bicuspid aortic valve he was born with.“It is really a blessing that we found this as my heart is severely enlarged and wouldn’t have lasted much longer,” Smith said. “The Lord works in mysterious ways, but I could really feel him on this one!”He said the procedure won’t be career ending.“By no means am I ready to be done playing football,” Smith posted. “There is still so much more I want to accomplish on the field.” Last Updated: 11th August, 2020 07:13 IST Vikings LB Cam Smith To Miss Season Due To Heart Condition Minnesota Vikings second-year linebacker Cameron Smith will miss the 2020 season because of a heart condition that was discovered after he tested positive for COVID-19 upon reporting to training camp two weeks ago.last_img read more