NFL: Punter OK, to have postseason heart procedure
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — New York Jets punter Steve Weatherford has passed a stress test and should be fine for Sunday’s playoff game at San Diego.
Weatherford missed last weekend’s victory at Cincinnati because of a rapid heartbeat. He says he will require a surgical procedure after the season. He also had surgery when he was 16 for the problem.
The 27-year-old Weatherford says the condition is related to “the electrical setup of the heart” and has nothing to do with physical exertion.
He underwent tests Monday and practiced Tuesday.