Purdue men's basketball head coach Matt Painter has announced that redshirt-freshman Jay Simpson's career is over due to the heart condition, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM).
"Obviously, this is very tough and upsetting news to take. You never want to see a young athlete's career end in a fashion like this. Jay had a very bright future in our program and we are disappointed that he will not be able to continue his basketball career," Painter said. "We are very fortunate that our doctors were able to detect this condition early, which will enable Jay to live a long and healthy life."
"HCM is a disease which causes structural abnormalities to the heart and may lead to sudden death in young exercising athletes. It's discovery precludes the participation in competitive sports," Purdue team doctor Greg Rowdon said.