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Georgia State QB will sit out 2020 season due to COVID-related heart ailment

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This is not a good sign for the future of college athletics.

One thing all of us need to understand is that we’re still trying to understand what this virus is capable of.

We’re now learning that Georgia State’s quarterback, Mikele Colasurdo, will not be playing due to a heart condition related to the virus, reported by NBC Sports.

“Today I was diagnosed with a heart condition as a result of my COVID-19 infection,” he wrote. “Unfortunately, this means that I will not be able to play this football season.”

Colasurdo said Georgia State has been supportive, and it was the school’s medical protocols that led to him being diagnosed with the condition.

We hope nothing but the best and good health for Mikele Colasurdo, as I can’t imagine how hard it is for him to deal with this on top of missing the season.

This is something that all universities and athletic programs need to look into. If any player is at risk like this, they should not be suiting up this year.

It is known that when the Big Ten decided to cancel the fall football season, university presidents were concerned about myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart that has been diagnosed in many people who had COVID-19.

It will be interesting to see how this new development plays out. I’m confident that a season will occur in some form, but we may see more players step down as a result of this concern.