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Will Star Lotulelei's condition sink his draft status?

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06:33 PM ET 02.25 | Yesterday news broke that top prospect Star Lotulelei had a previously undisclosed heart condition that caused some panic at the combine among scouts. Lotulelei is viewed as the best interior defensive lineman in the 2013 draft class, and some even view him as a viable option to be the No. 1 overall pick this April. The Utah defensive lineman left Indianapolis and returned home on Monday after doctors revealed his left ventricle artery wasn't working the way it should. However doctors further examined Lotulelei and have given him the green light to continue his draft work outs but he won't be returning to Indianapolis for the combine. Lotulelei's agent said the young prospect will visit a heart specialist this week and is fully expected to participate in his Pro Day on March 20. Lotulelei didn't fail his physical at the combine but was instead given an "incomplete designation pending the consultation with the specialist," according to USA Today's Mike Garafolo.

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February 25, 2013  10:13 PM ET

Not good!

February 25, 2013  11:31 PM ET

That's Too Bad, but his health is more important than his game, he should get himself check out and get 2 opinions!

February 26, 2013  02:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

That's Too Bad, but his health is more important than his game, he should get himself check out and get 2 opinions!

Agree. Valve not functioning properly sounds serious enough that he should quit playing.

February 26, 2013  08:28 AM ET

Star? Ladies who perform in dark drinking establishment are called "Star."

February 26, 2013  08:41 AM ET
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Agree. Valve not functioning properly sounds serious enough that he should quit playing.

Fix his camshaft, he'll be running good as new

February 26, 2013  08:46 AM ET
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Fix his camshaft, he'll be running good as new

STP Oil Treatment.

February 26, 2013  12:14 PM ET

I hope the kid checks out okay.

 
February 26, 2013  01:00 PM ET

It all depends on the heart specialists evaluation. Some are blaming the condition on his attempt to lose to much weight in to short of time for the combine.

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