When Browns defensive end Desmond Bryant was with the Raiders, he had to be taken to the hospital for what he thought was a “one-time thing.”
But a rapid heart rate sent him from last Thursday’s game to the Cleveland Clinic, and he admitted some concerns about the same condition coming back.
“It’s a pretty scary feeling,” Bryant said, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “Your heart won’t calm down. Fortunately we’ve got a great staff on hand and they’ve got me doing the right things I need and I’m now back to normal.”
Bryant said he’s being treated with medication, as he was the first time. But he said he has no concerns about playing this week.
“Obviously it’s the second time it’s happened,” he said. “I hoped it would only be a one-time thing. Then it happened again. So now, you just take more steps to prevent it from happening in the future and I’m confident in the course of action the doctors are taking. . . .
“I had a similar thing happen last year and after that I was able to play at a high level after that, and I’m confident I’ll be able to the same thing this time.”
He said doctors discussed performing an ablation at some point to correct the issue, but that he didn’t need it at the moment.