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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.

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9 Responses to “Desmond Bryant to have “minor heart procedure””
  1. joetoronto says: Dec 5, 2013 10:23 AM

    All the best, Desmond.

  2. h0c2000 says: Dec 5, 2013 11:02 AM

    Whenever I see heart procedure, I never think minor.

  3. bigbaldpapahawk says: Dec 5, 2013 11:22 AM

    Good luck big fella.

  4. eddielionhead says: Dec 5, 2013 12:18 PM

    had it done, doing great. good luck Detroit lion fan. GOD BLESS

  5. NoWearMan says: Dec 5, 2013 1:39 PM

    I went to school with a girl named Darin.

  6. hsatpft says: Dec 5, 2013 2:11 PM

    The Browns played the Ravens, Bengals & Steelers in November. If he left a game against the Raiders, it was as a spectator.

  7. rickydo22 says: Dec 5, 2013 4:16 PM

    Who leaves a thumbs downs to a comment like “All the Best”? A coward that’s who!

  8. seaeagle707 says: Dec 5, 2013 9:14 PM

    When it comes to serious internal problems, there are no teams, only fellow human beings. Here’s to a successful surgery and total recovery, Mr. Bryant.

  9. snakeskinsoul says: Dec 6, 2013 7:53 AM

    Dear Desmond,

    Get well soon. The Browns break our hearts every year ,,,,so we can relate.


    The Factory of Desolation

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