Cyrus Jones, the Patriots' second-round pick in 2016, needed open-heart surgery this week.
The cornerback/punt returner, posted a picture to his Instagram in the hospital and within the post had the hashtag “#AnomalousCoronaryArtery.” According to the Baltimore Sun, the surgery was successful and an anomalous coronary artery is a congenital heart defect that causes an artery to grow in the wrong place.
Generally, the recovery time is around three months.
Jones started this season with the Ravens, but was released in mid-November before being claimed by Denver. He was played on the reserve/non-football injury list on Nov. 26.
Here's his post.
When my doctor told me I would need open heart surgery I couldn’t believe what he had just said. Especially for something that I had been living with my whole life. It took me some time to fully grasp what that meant. Stuck in between wanting to feel sorry for myself, hopeless/angry at God, I had to make a decision. Would I bask in my misery and bow down to my situation or would I DECIDE? Decide to stand on faith or stand on negative thinking. So I made a decision! “God shall be my hope, my stay, my guide and lantern to my feet.” When I say failure is not an option, it’s a prayer, an affirmation and an acknowledgment. God has brought my family and I this far, so much joy and so many blessings. This is just another opportunity for God to manifest in my life so that I can be an example of what faith with work can truly do. Thank you to everyone who has reached out with prayers and support. I Love and Appreciate you all! #AnomalousCoronaryArtery #DontWaitForTomorrow #SaveYourLifeToday #finao ------
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