Arizona Cardinals Defensive EndTweeted on Sunday that he would be playing despite having “shocked my heart back into rhythm” after going into atrial fibrillation last week.
Watt’s tweet was posted hours before the Arizona Cardinals were set to play against the Carolina Panthers.
“I was just told that someone leaked some personal information about me and it will be reported today,” Watts tweeted on Sunday. “I went to A-fib on Wednesday, had my heart back in rhythm on Thursday and I’m playing today. That’s it.”
According to an NFL injury report published Wednesday, Watt was listed as a suspect for Sunday’s game for a recent calf injury the day he said he went into atrial fibrillation.
According to the Mayo Clinic, atrial fibrillation is “an irregular and often very fast heart rhythm that can lead to blood clots in the heart.” The Mayo Clinic states that atrial fibrillation increases the chances of stroke, heart failure and other cardiac complications.