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Bills TE Tommy Sweeney out for season with myocarditis, connected to COVID-19

Myocarditis is an inflammation of the heart muscle and is typically caused by a viral infection.
Credit: AP
FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2020, file photo, Buffalo Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes (55) celebrates with teammates after an interception during an NFL football game against the New York Jets in East Rutherford, N.J. At 32, the Buffalo Bills defensive end might no longer be the angry young man of his youth, when his various on-field eruptions would intimidate opponents and teammates alike, and undisciplined personal fouls aggravate coaches. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Buffalo Bills tight end Tommy Sweeney will miss the remainder of the 2020 NFL season after a cardiologist discovered he has myocarditis, a condition connected to COVID-19, the team announced on Monday.

Sweeney and fellow Bills tight ends were placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list in October, after teammate Dawson Knox tested positive for the virus. 

Myocarditis is an inflammation of the heart muscle and is typically caused by a viral infection.