(Sports Spectrum) Minnesota Vikings linebacker Cameron Smith announced on Saturday that he needs to have open heart surgery that will end his 2020 season. The surgery will fix an aortic valve Smith was born with that led to what he described as a “severely enlarged” heart. Smith only found out he needed surgery after testing positive for COVID-19 and undergoing further testing as a result.
In his Instagram post, Smith said the positive COVID test was a blessing because his heart would not have lasted much longer.
“The Lord works in mysterious ways, but I could really feel him on this one!” he wrote.