Cardinals quarterbacks coach Freddie Kitchens had to be taken to the hospital for heart surgery Tuesday, after falling ill at OTAs.
The Cardinals issued a statement on the situation, saying Kitchens began felling poorly during Tuesday’s practice. He was dizzy and light-headed, and trainers determined he should be taken to the hospital for more tests.
Once there, a CT scan showed a defect in his aorta which required immediate surgery at the Arizona Heart Institute.
The doctors who performed the surgery said it went well, and Kitchens’ prognosis was good.
He’s probably fortunate he was in a place full of medical professionals, and our hope is that he returns to health soon.
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