Utah defensive tackle Star Lotulelei made the wrong type of news at the NFL Scouting Combine, when an echocardiogram detected a heart condition for a player many expected to go in the top 10 in April’s draft.
NFL Network’s Kimberly Jones spoke with Lotulelei, who said he feels fine and has no idea if the issue is new or was preexisting. Lotulelei will fly back to Utah to seek a second opinion. He remains confident he will be able to work without restrictions at his pro day on March 20.
Lotulelei is free to continue exercising and working out, a source briefed on the player’s condition told NFL.com’s Albert Breer. According to Breer’s source, the doctors at the combine never told him he couldn’t exercise, but rather they chose to err on the side of caution, and keep him from performing in Indianapolis.