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    Isaiah Austin

    Man... Just saw the espn interview with him. Hurting for the kid. 4 days away from the draft and he finds out he can't play basketball anymore.


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    Re: Isaiah Austin

    Why? Haven't seen this reported elsewhere.



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    Re: Isaiah Austin

    They said he has something that causes enlarged arteries. Said if he works too hard his heart could rupture.



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    I didn't catch the name of the condition, he sort of choked up when he said he had it. But tyler24 got it right.


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    Re: Isaiah Austin

    I feel terrible for him. Extremely sad. Hopefully he had some sort of insurance.



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    Has what they call Marfan Syndrome which one of the things it does is enlarge the aorta.

    http://www.baylorbears.com/sports/m-...062214aaa.html



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    Re: Isaiah Austin

    Awful news and I feel bad for him. Honestly though it is a great thing that he declared for the draft this season. Had he not done so, his condition may have gone unnoticed and things may have gone wrong.



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    Re: Isaiah Austin

    He lucked out all things considered. If he's been living with it for a while.



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    Re: Isaiah Austin

    I feel awful for the kid. Great competitor.

    @SIPeteThamel: Sad news. Former Baylor center Isaiah Austin diagnosed with a career ending medical condition linked to potential aortic enlargement.


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    Re: Isaiah Austin

    Was just about to post this. Have to feel sorry for the kid.


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    Re: Isaiah Austin

    Here is the interview he did today on ESPN:

    http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=11119441



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    Isaiah Austin

    Too bad. Based off past twitter conversations, it seemed like our Cyclone team had a lot of respect for the young man. Hope he can get the treatment he needs.

    http://www.cbssports.com/nba/eye-on-...ll-career-over



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    Re: Isaiah Austin

    That is just crappy news for a good kid.



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    Re: Isaiah Austin

    Sorry to hear about this...gained a ton of respect for him after learning of his loss of eye, now this... :-(

    As others have said, good it was discovered....too bad he won't get the $$$ he would have got with a deal....not from a "get rich" perspective, but from a "have no worries long term" ala CFH.



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    Re: Isaiah Austin

    I've wondered before if there might be NBA players with Marfan's Syndrome since they tend to be unusually tall. Does anybody know if the NBA automatically tests for it or if there was some suspicion to test for it with Austin?



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