Notre Dame sophomore Austin Burgett had a procedure to correct an irregular heartbeat Wednesday and will begin rehabbing in the middle of next week, coach Mike Brey said during his weekly news conference with reporters Thursday. Burgett had a two-hour procedure in which doctors used radio waves to correct the rhythm of his heart. Brey said it is a "common, non-life threatening" procedure and the Irish will see how Burgett progresses during his rehab before making a determination on when he will return. "We'll kind of play it by ear," Brey said. "The good news is it was what they thought it was and they feel they’ve addressed it." Burgett had the issue flare up in a loss at Florida State on Jan 21. Burgett originally thought he could delay any procedure until after the season, but when he tried to practice on Jan. 23, the issue flared up again, prompting Burgett to have Wednesday's procedure.
Irish's Burgett to begin rehab next week
Chicago Tribune | Jan 31