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Vikings LB Cam Smith to miss season due to heart condition

Vikings LB Cam Smith to miss season due to heart condition

Created: August 10, 2020 05:06 PM

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota Vikings second-year linebacker Cameron Smith will miss the 2020 season because of a heart condition.

It was discovered after he tested positive for COVID-19 upon reporting to training camp two weeks ago.

The Vikings made the procedural move of waiving Smith with a non-football injury designation. Upon clearing waivers, he’ll revert to their reserve list.

Smith played mostly on special teams as a rookie. He was a fifth-round draft pick out of USC in 2019. Smith announced on Instagram that he needs open heart surgery to fix a bicuspid aortic valve he was born with.

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