YouWager experts have learned that Star Lotulelei, one of the elite prospects for the 2013 NFL draft, will not be able to work out today at the scouting combine after an echocardiogram has showed he has a heart condition that calls for more testing.
According to his agent, Bruce Tollner, the native of Tonga had an abnormal test result as part of his physical and will visit a specialist this week.
The former Utah defensive tackle was discovered to have an abnormally low Ejection Fraction, detecting that the left ventricle of his heart was pumping at only 44 percent efficiency when the normal range is between 55-70 percent.
The Morris trophy winner of 2011 will undergo further testing in Salt Lake City in hope of looking for more clarity with the condition. If medics confirm a chronic condition it could very quite well be heart damage.
Lotulelei will be interviewed by NFL teams in Indianapolis and will still be a part of Utah’s Pro Day on March 20.
The 2x All-Pac 12 1st Team players is the No. 1 overall player as ranked by Scouts, Inc., and has been rated as a top-5 draft prospect by a couple of draft experts.