J.J. Watt discloses that he had atrial fibrillation on Wednesday, and will play today

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Cardinals defensive end J.J. Watt made a stunning disclosure on Sunday, in an apparent effort to preempt a Sunday Splash! report about him.

“I was just told somebody leaked some personal information about me and it’s going to be reported on today,” Watt tweeted. “I went into A-Fib on Wednesday, had my heart shocked back into rhythm on Thursday and I’m playing today. That’s it.”

A-Fib is atrial fibrillation. Per the Mayo Clinic, “Atrial fibrillation (A-fib) is an irregular and often very rapid heart rhythm (arrhythmia) that can lead to blood clots in the heart. A-fib increases the risk of stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications.”

Watt did not practice on Wednesday or Thursday. He was listed as having only a calf injury.

Presumably, the team is aware of the situation and properly cleared him to play today, at Carolina.

9 responses to “J.J. Watt discloses that he had atrial fibrillation on Wednesday, and will play today

  1. Just hang it up already. You can’t play. These super stiff/muscle bound players are not that good.

    This guy has been done for years.

  2. I suffer from AFIB as well. It will always be with JJ, but meds and various procedures can provide prophylaxis for strokes, which is the biggest risk. Good luck to JJ as he deals with this.

  3. Watt is old and often injured, but he has a sack in each game he’s played in and has played well in both those games. Still good when healthy and A-Fib won’t affect him.

  4. “Look at me!”, jaegs?
    Seems kind of the opposite. He heard it would be reported, so he got out in front of it & reported it himself, quite briefly, & with no drama.

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