Desmond Bryant to have “minor heart procedure”

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After a “one-time thing” cropped up for at least a fourth time, Browns defensive tackle Desmond Bryant is going to get it fixed.

Bryant, who was put on the non-football injury list yesterday because of an irregular heartbeat, is taking steps to keep it from becoming a bigger issue.

According to a Browns team spokesman, Bryant is having “a minor heart procedure” this week, via the Akron Beacon Journal.

While the only “minor” heart procedure is the one they do on somebody else, Bryant has discussed in the past the possibility of having an ablation to correct the issue. According to the American Heart Association’s website, such procedures are described as “low-risk,” with a recovery time of a few days.

The Browns said Bryant is expected to be able to resume his career.

He reported symptoms after playing 47 snaps against the Jaguars Sunday. It’s the second time he’s been treated this season, after he was hospitalized in October after complaining of shortness of breath against the Bills. But even though he hasn’t missed a game, he also left a game against the Raiders in November with similar symptoms. That’s after having it become an issue when he played for the Raiders last year.

Hopefully whatever he has done this week keeps it from ever becoming a problem again.