Broncos seventh-rounder Jonathon Cooper will miss minicamp due to heart procedure

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The Broncos will be missing one draft pick when they hold their rookie minicamp next weekend.

Mike Klis of KUSA reports that linebacker Jonathon Cooper will miss the camp in order to have a minimally invasive heart procedure. The seventh-round pick discovered an irregular heartbeat in high school and had two other ablations to deal with the issue before going to Ohio State.

“It was a difficult time my freshman year,” Cooper said. “Ever since I’ve been OK. This recent EKG, I have to figure things out but I feel fine. I should be ready to go very, very soon.”

Cooper took the EKG he references in the days leading up to the draft and sent the results to teams. He said he thinks it hurt his stock and he’s expected to miss a few weeks of activities while recovering from the procedure.

4 responses to “Broncos seventh-rounder Jonathon Cooper will miss minicamp due to heart procedure

  1. This bronco fan already likes this young man for being so open about the issue. We have somebody in our family who has gone through the same basic ailment some years ago and it’s worked out fine.

  2. Minimally invasive heart procedure? I guess all heart procedures are minimally invasive as long as it is someone else’s heart procedure.

  3. Minimally invasive means just that…..they aren’t opening him up and cracking ribs. They can do a hell of a lot these days with just a tiny incision and the recovery time is reduced by a ton. I wish him well!

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