Jonathon Cooper returns to Denver after undergoing heart procedure

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Doctors cleared Broncos rookie Jonathon Cooper to return to Denver, and the linebacker was scheduled to get back in town Monday night, Mike Klis of 9News reports.

Cooper underwent a minimally invasive heart procedure four days after the Broncos selected him in the seventh round. Cooper required the ablation to correct a heartbeat issue.

He discovered he had an irregular heartbeat in high school and had two other ablations to deal with the issue before going to Ohio State.

The Broncos will take a deliberate approach in getting Cooper onto the practice field, according to Klis, and the hope is Cooper will be full go by training camp.

Cooper has said he believes his heart issue affected his draft stock, but it shouldn’t affect his NFL future.

2 responses to “Jonathon Cooper returns to Denver after undergoing heart procedure

  1. I like his honesty with that teams even though it led to a fall in the draft. As to the condition, it’s basically a fluttering heart with valve troubles. A member of our family had the same thing and got it fixed with same doctor. Basically they fix the valve. I hope he rises to be a great player.

  2. Good luck to Jonathon Cooper. Heart problems are nothing to “shake a stick at” but he has to live his life as normal as possible I applaud him for that and for his honesty. Good guy!

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