Ryan Day: Justin Fields’ health has never been an issue

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Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields has told NFL teams he is managing epilepsy, a neurological condition that can cause seizures. The NFL Media report indicates the condition has not affected Fields on the football field, and Ohio State coach Ryan Day issued a statement confirming that.

“Justin’s health, toughness and work ethic have never been an issue and I am incredibly proud of his professionalism and the character he displays on and off the field,” Day wrote on Twitter. “The fact that he never missed a game at Ohio State speaks volumes about how he takes care of himself.”

Fields appeared in every game for the Buckeyes the past two seasons. He took a vicious hit from Clemson linebacker James Skalski in the CFP semifinals this past season and returned to finish the game.

Fields’ epilepsy symptoms reportedly have become less frequent in recent years, and doctors have hope he will outgrow the condition as other members of Fields’ family have.

4 responses to “Ryan Day: Justin Fields’ health has never been an issue

  1. Whomever broke this news (and went after it for clicks) cost this kid a lot of money.

    What a nice person they must be!

  2. Incredibly brave to reveal his private struggles. I am hoping the kid has a fantastic career ahead and hope he lands with a team where he can be successful

  3. How much did BB pay Justin to come out with that statement a week from the draft? So now Justin falls to New England.

  4. It would be quite a leap of faith for the niner’s to select him at #3. They have invested enormous draft capital in that spot.

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