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Bills' Tommy Sweeney out for season, diagnosed with heart condition

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Posted at 11:21 PM, Nov 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-24 03:32:36-05

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WKBW) — The season has ended for Buffalo Bills tight end Tommy Sweeney after a cardiologist diagnosed him with "myocarditis", an inflammation of the heart muscle. The condition has ties to COVID-19.

Sweeney was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list a few weeks back after he was considered a "close contact" to tight end Dawson Knox, who tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the team's game against the New York Jets in week seven.

According to Bills head coach Sean McDermott, Sweeney appears in "good spirits".

"He's had a rough year with the injury in the early part of the year and now with COVID and the residual piece of the COVID, it's unfortunate," McDermott told reporters Monday evening. "But we know he's a good football player and we know he's a guy that we believe in and can't wait to get him back on the field when we can."

Sweeney was aiming to return to the practice field this week after spending all season on the Physically Unable to Perform List.

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