Recently, rumors have surfaced that Mississippi State pass-rusher Montez Sweat’s heart-related problem was discovered during medical examinations at the scouting combine. If accurate, this could cause Sweat to fall down NFL draft boards, and some teams have already pulled him off their lists.
But multiple people with intimate knowledge of the matter, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, claim that Sweat visited a specialist after the combine Dr. James Muntz of Houston, and it is now thought that Sweat’s condition was wrongly diagnosed at the combine.
Sweat was originally diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a condition in which a part of the heart thickens, decreasing the heart’s ability to pump blood effectively.
Additional studies, according to Rapoport, suggest that the original diagnosis included the papillary muscle in the measurement of the heart wall, which would result in an incorrect reading.
According to the report, Sweat’s cardiac measurement showed no greater danger when participating in any sports activity when the papillary measurement was discounted.
Why is Montez Sweat not playing?
According to reports, Washington’s Montez Sweat recovered after sustaining a non-displaced jaw fracture.
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, pass-rushing specialist Montez Sweat will be unavailable for some time after suffering a non-displaced jaw fracture.