Incoming Penn State freshman OL forced to retire from football due to heart condition
Incoming Penn State OL Nana Asiedu, a Virginia native, was getting ready to begin preparations for his freshman season with the Nittany Lions.
However, on Wednesday night, he shared the sad news that he’d instead be retiring from football.
As you can see in the Twitter post below, Asiedu has a genetic heart condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and won’t be able to play:
God has other plans for me 💯‼️ #WeAre @coachjfranklin pic.twitter.com/Oa9Rkk15ex
— Nana Asiedu (@BigNana_) June 28, 2018
Fortunately, Asiedu will remain on a football scholarship and will be around the team as he pursues his education.
Asiedu was a 4-star player in the class of 2018 and the No. 8 overall offensive tackle, according to the 247Sports composite.