grindtime22 wrote: NuckyPowell wrote:
Has he ever had any known cardiac issues? This is curious. Does everyone need to be cleared by cardiac specialists these days?
I'm not sure if everybody in the protocols goes through it, but certainly everybody that comes back from a positive test has to get cleared. Tatum had to have a cardiac screening as well.
Here is a paragraph from The Athletic. It was in an article discussing Tatum after he described his problems with fatigue. The prolonged symptoms add another layer to that conversation, but Gonsenhauser said there has been no evidence that intense exercise could potentially lead to any worsening effects. Tatum, like all NBA players who have recovered from COVID-19, was required to undergo cardiac screening before his return.
My understanding is:
-- COVID-19 carries the risk of long-term cardio-vascular damage.
-- Therefore, they shut you down from intense exercise while you have the disease.
-- Therefore, they ease you back slowly once you have the cardio-vascular all-clear, so as to protect you from injury.
But the NBA keeps saying almost no NBA players are actually getting COVID these days.