Justin Fields Reveals Epilepsy Diagnosis Ahead of NFL Draft

Quarterback Justin Fields has informed NFL teams that he has been managing epilepsy.

Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields has revealed personal medical information with NFL teams ahead of the 2021 NFL Draft. 

NFL Network has reported that the ex-Buckeyes quarterback has notified teams that he is managing epilepsy. 

"OSU QB Justin Fields has confirmed to NFL teams during the pre-draft process that he is managing epilepsy -- a neurological disorder that can cause seizures, per me and @TomPelissero. It has not affected football & doctors believe he’ll outgrow it as his other family members have," NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport tweeted Wednesday.

Per the report, Fields' symptoms have occurred less frequently over the past couple of years, and other members of his family have outgrown the condition completely. 

The report about Fields' health condition might cause some teams to shy away, but his resume speaks for itself. 

He is widely regarded as one of the top draft prospects playing the quarterback position, and could be selected as high as No. 3 overall in this year's draft. 

"You should know by now how much I like Fields. He has all the tools to be a superstar, and he'd thrive in Kyle Shanahan's offense," ESPN NFL Draft analyst Mel Kiper explained in his latest mock draft. 

The NFL Draft begins next Thursday, April 29, and will take place in Cleveland, Ohio. 

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