Cardinals D-lineman JJ Watt says he’s playing after 4 days of irregular heart rhythm

Arizona Cardinals defensive end JJ Watt says his heart was in rhythm after being moved to the atrium this week, and he still plans to play Sunday against the Carolina Panthers.

The three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year tweeted on Sunday, “I was just told someone leaked some personal information about me and it will be reported today. I went to A-fib on Wednesday My heart was back in rhythm on Thursday and I’m playing today. That’s it.

The Cardinals reported that Watt did not practice on Wednesday and Thursday and was limited on Friday. He was listed as a suspect because of a calf injury and illness.

Watt, 33, is a five-time All-Pro and the 2017 Walter Peyton Man of the Year.

According to the Mayo Clinic, atrial fibrillation is defined as “an irregular and often very fast heart rhythm that can lead to blood clots in the heart”. It can increase the risk of stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications if not addressed properly.

calf injury early in the season

Watt is returning early from a health scare as the league has been criticized for his handling of Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa over the past week.

The NFL Players Association fired an unaffiliated neurotrauma consultant Saturday, who was cleared to play Tagovailoa after banging his head on the turf and stumbling while trying to shut it down, a person familiar with the decision told the Associated Press. Told. The man confirmed the firing on condition of anonymity as a joint review by the NFL and its players’ union into Tagovailoa’s speedy return to the game continues.

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Watt missed his first game of the year with a calf injury but has played in the last two matches. They have just two sacks from Arizona this season.

During his NFL career, Watt had 104 sacks.