Justin Fields confirms epilepsy diagnosis to NFL teams
Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Justin Fields Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Top NFL Draft prospect Justin Fields confirmed to NFL teams that he is managing epilepsy.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero, Fields confirmed to teams during the pre-draft process that he has been diagnosed with the neurological disorder, which can lead to seizures when triggered. However, the disorder has had no impact on his football career, and that is not expected to change.

Fields starred for two years at Ohio State, including a 2019 season that saw him throw 41 touchdown passes to just three interceptions. He’s expected to be one of the first players off the board in the draft.

The quarterback has received widespread interest from teams picking high up in the draft. It sounds highly unlikely that this information will change that.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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