"...I don't know if the NCAA recommends or requires a heart test like
he received before the combine but they should...".The need for
the test does not exist unless the person/player has some presenting symptom(s)
which would indicate an order for an echo.In this case, the NFL
hired a provider to administer the procedure as well as interpret the findings
(the minimum cost for this procedure is approx $750.00). The findings are
subject to interpretation. The fact that his EF is close to the lower value of
the normal range (55-70) will be considered in the final diagnosis. Another
important consideration is the fact that he was able to play FB for all
these years without some presenting symptom(s) characteristic of a low EF. Upon
his return too Utah, Star will probably receive another echo, followed possibly
by a TEE, followed possibly by an angiogram, if the echo in Utah replicates the
value of the echo, or lower, then he received at the combine. Each of these
procedures are designed to evaluate the function of the LV as well as verify the
efficacy of the previous procedure.
His heart condition makes it all the more impressive the level he played at
while at the U. I'm a BYU fan but am sad to hear this for Star and hope he
can get his heart fixed to the level it will be safe to play again.I
don't know if the NCAA recommends or requires a heart test like he received
before the combine but they should.
AS a BYU fan this sucks for Star. I hope it is operable and he can still play
in the NFL. Unfortunately this will hurt his draft status. Imagine how dominate
he would have been with a "good" heart. Good luck Star.
I hope all is OK with Star. I as well as many fans in the state of Utah admire
the athlete he is. Wayne and Ernest cant we go one article and not have it be
about BYU vs Utah? Jeez men give it a break already!
Heart problems are nothing to be taken too lightly. We've lost far too many
athletes who appeared to be in excellent physical condition, so the NFL is
correct in asking Star not to participate in the Combine. Hopefully
his condition isn't anything too serious and that with proper treatment and
caution, he'll be able to have a very successful NFL career. I hope
he's just being optimistic in saying he plans to participate fully in
Utah's Pro Day and that he's not planning do so contrary to advice
from his doctors.
As a BYU fan, I hope the Utah standout has a successful career at the next
level, it sucks he's experiencing this type of roadblock, but he can only
learn and grow from this. I still think he will have an immediate impact in the
NFL and perhaps be Pro-bowl ready in 2-4 years.Best of Luck Star,
Choose the right
Hope the follow up evaluations go well and show the problem can be easily
addressed. Best of luck to Star and his family.
Glad he decided to finish his degree instead of bailing, and going to the NFL a
year early. That may have been more important than he ever imagined. Hope he
gets to fulfill his NFL dreams, but if not, best wishes in another career from
God bless you, Star! It's obvious to this BYU fan that you never played
with a shortage of "heart." Just think what you could have done to us
in the 60-70% range. Never mind, don't visualize that!Trust in
God and modern medicine. Between the two of them and your strong will to
compete, I have confidence in you.
That is really to bad for Star. I hope all is well and he can chase his dreams.
One cannot imagine the thoughts of hearing a possible life threatening diagnosis
in addition to the possibility of a sudden change of career opportunities. Good luck to Star as he figures out his options going forward in life.
Hope he is ok! Never want to see a career derailed because of a health issue.