The news surrounding potential top-10 pick Star Lotulelei hasn't been very good since he opted to not participate in the NFL Combine due to an alleged heart condition. However, it's possible that the issue that's bothering him isn't related to a heart problem at all, but rather dehydration. Mike Garafolo of USA Today reports: After withdrawing from the NFL scouting combine because of an abnormal heart exam, Utah defensive tackle Star Lotulelei has been told he can continue working out on his own, according to a person informed of the conversations between doctors and the potential top-five draft pick. The person said it's hoped that it's not a heart condition but rather dehydration, too much sodium in his diet or rapid weight loss in a short timeframe that prompted tests to reveal his heart wasn't pumping at full capacity. Lotulelei dropped almost 10 pounds in three days recently, in part because of the hectic schedule of traveling to the combine and the long days in Indianapolis.
Star Lotulelei's heart condition could be a false alarm
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