Following Alabama’s Pro Day, linebacker Rolando McClain revealed that he has Crohn’s Disease. But now he says he doesn’t.
“In all my talks with my doctors in the past two weeks, with all the tests we’ve done, they don’t even feel I have Crohn’s disease,” McClain told the Birmingham News.
McClain says he’s not sure why he was diagnosed with the disease in ninth grade, but that he’s gone through thorough medical testing in recent weeks and been told he doesn’t have the illness.
“I have no idea,” he said. “All I can say is, the doctor who diagnosed this, it’s his job to diagnose it. All I can do is go by his rules. I don’t have any signs of it right now.”
Crohn’s disease is a disorder that causes inflammation of the digestive tract, with symptoms including pain and diarrhea. Whether McClain has it or not, it didn’t appear to bother him during his All-American 2009 season at Alabama. McClain is expected to be selected in the top half of the first round on Thursday.