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Vikings LB Cam Smith 'in Good Shape' After Heart Surgery

Vikings LB Cam Smith 'in Good Shape' After Heart Surgery

Minnesota Vikings linebacker Cameron Smith's surgery to repair an enlarged heart has gone as planned, after a false positive COVID19 test earlier this month led to the diagnosis of the secondyear player's genetic defect.

EAGAN, Minn.: Minnesota Vikings linebacker Cameron Smith’s surgery to repair an enlarged heart has gone as planned, after a false positive COVID-19 test earlier this month led to the diagnosis of the second-year player’s genetic defect.

Coach Mike Zimmer said Tuesday that Smith was in good shape after the procedure Monday in Philadelphia, where he’ll stay for awhile” to recover.

He talked before he left about trying to help out in any way possible: coming to meetings, hell draw cards, help with the scout teams, anything, Zimmer said. “Were hopeful hes able to come back and play football, but more importantly, he looks like hes going to be great in health.

Smith said earlier this month the rehabilitation process would take about three months until he’s cleared for unrestricted physical activity. He’ll miss the 2020 season. Drafted in the fifth round out of USC in 2019, Smith said he’s confident he’ll be able to resume his career in 2021.

Because Ill be fixed. Ill be better, and Ill be in a healthier state than I have been for the past 23 years, Smith said.

Another backup linebacker, Ben Gedeon, was scheduled to meet with a doctor Wednesday, Zimmer said, for clearance to return to the field. Gedeon, who was placed on the physically unable to perform list at the beginning of training camp, missed 10 games over two different stints due to concussion symptoms last season.

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  • First Published: August 26, 2020, 2:08 AM IST
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