Utah DT Star Lotulelei Can Exercise Despite Heart Condition, Seeking Second Opinion

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  1. SRW

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    Utah defensive tackle Star Lotulelei made the wrong type of news at the NFL Scouting Combine on Sunday, when an echocardiogram detected a heart condition for a player many expected to go in the top 10 in the 2013 NFL Draft.

    NFL Network's Kimberly Jones spoke with Lotulelei on Monday, who said he felt fine and has no idea if the issue is new or was preexisting. Lotulelei will fly to Utah on Monday to seek a second opinion. He was confident he would be able to work out without restrictions at his pro day March 20.

    "The coaches I've talked to today say they already know this guy's a great player," Jones said Monday on NFL Network. "They didn't necessarily have to see him here today. He's put a lot of good stuff on tape. Lotulelei told me he appreciates all of that, he knows he had a decent season, has good tape out there, but he wants to be in the trenches with his buddies."

    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 Lotulelei he couldn't exercise, but rather they chose to err on the side of caution and keep him from performing in Indianapolis.

    Source: NFL.com

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