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Heart Condition to Sideline Utah Defensive Tackle Star Lotulelei for NFL Combine

February 24th, 2013 at 11:44 PM
By Josh McKinney

 As reported by ESPN.com's Chris Mortenson, Utah defensive tackle Star Lotulelei will miss Monday's NFL combine after an echocardiogram discovered a heart condition that will force the 6-foot-2, 311-pounder to undergo further testing.

The echocardiogram found that Lotulelei, who is expected to be a top-5 pick in the 2013 NFL Draft and has even been pegged by some to be the No. 1 overall selection, is suffering from an abnormally low Ejection Fraction, which causes his heart to pump at a much lower efficiency than normal.

We here at On The Clock 101 would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to Lotulelei as he visits a specialist in Salt Lake City later this week for more testing.

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Tags: 2013 NFL Draft, NFL, NFL Draft, Star Lotulelei, Utah

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