Last year, the Buffalo Bills watched one of their players collapse on the field and need CPR from the athletic staff. A year later another former Buffalo Bill collapsed on the field.
Tommy Sweeney the former Boston College tight end left the Bills in free agency and signed with his former coach Brian Daboll for the New York Giants.
On Wednesday, Sweeney collapsed during practice and was carted away from the field and taken to the hospital.
According to reports, Sweeney “had a medical event and is under the care of medical professionals in the Giants athletic training room,” the team said in a statement. “He is stable, alert, and conversant.”
In 2020, he was diagnosed with myocarditis — an inflamed heart — after contracting COVID-19. This is not the same condition that Damar Hamlin suffered from when he collapsed last year. He suffered from commotio cordis.
Sweeney was cleared to resume playing the following offseason and appeared in 18 games, including three starts, with Buffalo over 2021 and ’22 before signing with the Giants in free agency in March.
Please keep Sweeney in your prayers.