Kentucky TE Conrad (heart issue) leaves combine

Kentucky tight end C.J. Conrad left the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine on Friday after a heart issue was found during his physical. He will undergo further testing at home in Lexington, Ky.

“Today I was told that I would not be able to participate in the NFL Combine due to a heart issue that came up during my physical,” Conrad wrote on Twitter. “I am headed back to Lexington to receive a second opinion and get more tests done. The goal is to get cleared before March 22 for my pro day. Thank you everyone for your thoughts and prayers. I won’t let this stop me from achieving my dream.”

NFL Network reported Conrad had an irregular heartbeat due to an issue with a heart valve.

Tight ends took the field Saturday morning to do athletic testing and go through workouts.

Conrad caught 80 passes for 1,015 yards and 12 touchdowns in 35 career games at Kentucky. Most outlets had previously pegged him as a late-round prospect.

–Field Level Media

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