Penn State working again Journey Brown is medically retiring from soccer after being recognized with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
Head coach James Franklin introduced the information Wednesday night time that the redshirt junior would now not have the ability to play. Brown had been held out of the season as Penn State introduced in October there was a medical situation found within the offseason.
In keeping with WebMD, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy “is related to thickening of the guts muscle … which results in stiffening of the partitions of the guts and irregular aortic and mitral coronary heart valve operate, each of which can impede regular blood circulate out of the guts.”
“It was found by way of a routine COVID-19 take a look at, though it’s not COVID-related,” Franklin stated. “We discovered about this in early September, and we have been working by way of this and coping with this as a workforce. Journey is likely one of the hottest and revered gamers on our workforce.
“Your complete group has rallied behind Journey and his household.”
Brown began 10 video games for Penn State final season and led the workforce with 890 yards and 12 touchdowns. The 5-foot-11, 217-pound again was set to be one of many extra necessary gamers coming again on offense.
Brown took to social media Wednesday night time to specific his emotions towards the analysis.
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He wrote in regards to the first time he fell in love with soccer and the way it modified his life, and the way it turned much less of a sport and extra of a life-style.
“I lastly had the chance to showcase what I used to be born to do and, hopefully, set myself as much as obtain my lifelong dream of taking part in within the NFL,” Brown wrote. “Sadly, the dream won’t ever be realized as I’ve been recognized with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which is able to power me to medically retire from the sport of soccer. The ache of not with the ability to play the sport I really like anymore hurts and I can not clarify how I’m feeling proper now.”
Brown went on to say that he gave every thing he had and has no regrets about how his journey is ending.
Penn State has been with out Brown this season and misplaced working again Noah Cain to harm, as effectively. Devyn Ford is now carrying the workload within the run sport together with quarterback Sean Clifford. The workforce has 388 complete speeding yards with two touchdowns.