The Arizona Cardinals’ star defensive player J.J. Watt had a bit of a scare.
The fact that Watt was on the field is stunning after hearing what happened.
Earlier in that week, he had to have his heart “shocked” back into rhythm.
Happy to Be Here
Watt broke the news in his post-game press conference.
He stated, “It’s been a week. I’m happy to be here. Happy to. …” then his voice started to trail off.
He continued, “I talked to cardiologists and electrophysiologists from all over the country. I was assured multiple times from multiple people that there was nothing else you could do.
“I could play like normal and something could happen the next day or never again in 20 years.
“So I was assured, and I went back to practice on Friday and here we are.
“Obviously it’s been a very emotional week for me and my family — for my wife and for myself.”
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— Mark McClune (@MarkMcClune) October 2, 2022
His condition is called atrial fibrillation.
Among the possible complications are the risk of stroke and heart failure.
Watt has no idea what caused the condition, stating, “I’ve had, obviously, surgeries before and injuries before.
“And I’ve never been nervous for any of them.
“I’ve never been scared of anesthesia.
“I’ve never been scared of pain.
“But when they told me they were going to put me out and shock my heart, I was scared.”
Who can blame him for that?
Watt is not only an NFL superstar, but he is very active in the local community, doing amazing charitable work, especially during times of emergency.
Source: Fox News