New York Giants tight end Tommy Sweeney received significant medical attention after collapsing on the field during practice.

“Scary scene as TE Tommy Sweeney received significant medical attention while working on a side field for rehabbing players. Unclear what happened, but Daboll and Schoen came over and stayed there until Sweeney was put on a cart. He was shirtless, sitting up on the cart,” said Dan Duggan, Giants beat reporter for The Athletic. 

“TE Tommy Sweeney had a medical event and is under the care of medical professionals in the Giants athletic training room. He is stable, alert and conversant,” Duggan said in an update.

“Daboll said Sweeney is still being evaluated and declined to divulge specifics about what happened, but said he was in the facility this morning and is in ‘good spirits.'”

“He suffered a foot injury in July 2020 and was placed on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list. He moved to the reserve/COVID-19 list in October 2020 before he eventually returned to the PUP list following a myocarditis diagnosis,” Fox News reports.


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Sweeney was cleared to resume playing the following offseason and appeared in 18 games, including three starts, with the Bills over 2021 and 2022 before signing with the Giants in free agency in March.

In New York, he’s been reunited with Giants coach Brian Daboll. Daboll was the Bills offensive coordinator before he took over the Giants head coaching duties.

It was not immediately clear whether there’s a connection between Sweeney’s health history and Wednesday’s episode.

ESPN reported Sweeney’s myocarditis diagnosis in November 2020.


Buffalo Bills tight end Tommy Sweeney will miss the remainder of the season after a cardiologist discovered he has myocarditis, a heart condition.

Sweeney began the year on the PUP list with a foot injury, but coach Sean McDermott said the second-year tight end was nearing a return when a cardiologist discovered the condition during an NFL-mandated checkup.

The Bills placed Sweeney on the reserve/COVID-19 list in Week 7 because he was a close contact to teammate Dawson Knox, who tested positive for the virus before the team traveled to play the New York Jets.

Sweeney is the first NFL player known to have been diagnosed with myocarditis this season. Boston Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez was diagnosed with the condition earlier in the year after contracting COVID-19.

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