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Star Lotulelei gets positive reports from recent heart test

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by RS12, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    The top of the first round might look a little different, with a positive medical report for Utah defensive tackle Star Lotulelei.

    According to Lya Wodraska of the Salt Lake Tribune, Lotulelei received good news from recent heart tests.

    Dave Petron, Utah’s team physician said those tests showed “no evidence of dysfunction,” and that his heart function was “consistently with that of highly trained athletes.”

    That’s good news for a player who was sidelined at the Combine because of concerns about his heart, though he was cleared to participate at Utah’s pro day.

    A combine test showed his left ventricle operating at 44 percent efficiency (which sounds scary, but normal is apparently 55 to 70 percent), but more recent tests showed an improved result, which may signal he had a virus.

    “There was no evidence of a dysfunction so we think it was transient in nature,” Petron said. “There was no reason why he couldn’t continue on in an athletic career.”

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.co...gets-positive-reports-from-recent-heart-test/
  2. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Eric Galko ‏@OptimumScouting 50m
    Great to hear. RT @LyaWodraska: Latest testing on Lotulelei showed heart was normal, no concerns of anything that would limit his future.
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  3. AsthmaField

    AsthmaField Outta bounds

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    He's going to be a monster in the NFL.

    There goes hopes of him sliding to us...
  4. Avery

    Avery The Dog that Saved Charleston

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    No way he slips out of the top ten. He should be top five.
  5. Titleist

    Titleist Well-Known Member

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    Well the good news is (other than Star being healthy) that it will drop the guards down another spot, maybe leaving one of them for us to take at 18
  6. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    I'm just happy for him and his health.
  7. Fredd

    Fredd Well-Known Member

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    good for him...I still se him (IMO) as the possibly the best talent in the draft...too bad we have zero chance at him...just imagine with that first name wearing the Cowboy helmet...good times...
  8. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    :laugh2: Is this your softer caring side?
  9. ABQcowboyJR

    ABQcowboyJR Well-Known Member

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    This might push down the run in OG's, good news.
  10. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Kinder and gentler in my old age.
  11. cowboysooner

    cowboysooner Well-Known Member

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    Kc should take him. He is a great player who fills a giant hole on their roster. Star is the one guy in this draft that I would have no problem with the cowboys trading up.
  12. justbob

    justbob The Peacemaker Staff Member

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    Can't be awake yet --gota be dreaming:D
  13. Avery

    Avery The Dog that Saved Charleston

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    I think the Eagles have a legitimate shot at him.
  14. HoosierCowboy

    HoosierCowboy Put Pearson in the HOF

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    should we be convinced--I'd wait for another 20 or so heart evaluations before I was convinced that the first was an anomaly
  15. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Adam Caplan ‏@caplannfl 2m
    Utah DT Star Star Lotulelei had 5 different heart tests done (total 9) and all came back with a clean bill of health.
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