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Posted June 22, 2014 by Devon Watkis in Sports
 
 

NBA Draft Prospect Has Career Ending Medical Condition

Former Baylor Star Foward Isaiah Austin was speculated to go in the late first round of this years NBA Draft, a resent medical discovery has put that dream to a permanent haunt.

After going through routine medical examinations it was discovered that Austin is suffering from Marfan syndrome, a genetic disorder that effects the bodies tissue.

Doctors recommended to Austin and his family that he stopped playing basketball immediately because the stress on his heart from over exasperating himself may cause it to rupture.

According to ESPN,

“They said I wouldn’t be able to play basketball anymore at a competitive level,” Austin told ESPN’s Holly Rowe. “They found the gene in my blood sample. They told me that my arteries in my heart are enlarged and that if I overwork myself and push too hard that my heart could rupture. The draft is four days away, and I had a dream that my name was going to be called.”

Austin is getting a lot of support from his family and millions of his fans on twitter including Russell Simmons and Robert Griffin III

Austin who has been blind in one eye since he was eight averaged 12.1 points per game and 2.4 blocks.

To see the entire ESPN interview just click on the link.