EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Tommy Sweeney, a tight end associated with the New York Giants, underwent a collapse while participating in a practice session on Wednesday. The team has subsequently reported that his condition has stabilized after he was taken off the field on a cart.
According to an official statement from the Giants, Sweeney suffered what is being referred to as a “medical event” and is currently receiving care from the team’s medical staff within the Giants’ athletic training room. The statement assures that Sweeney is presently in a stable condition, conscious, and capable of coherent communication.
The incident deeply unsettled Giants’ quarterback Daniel Jones, who expressed his distress at witnessing such a situation unfold during a practice session.
Tommy Sweeney is in the midst of his fourth NFL season and has a prior association with Boston College. His professional career kicked off with three seasons with the Buffalo team. In 2020, he was diagnosed with myocarditis, a heart inflammation condition, subsequent to contracting COVID-19.
Post receiving medical clearance during the subsequent off-season, he participated in 18 games, including three starts, with the Buffalo team over 2021 and 2022. In March, he transitioned to the New York Giants through a free-agency deal.
This transition brought Sweeney back together with his former associates, Giants coach Brian Daboll and GM Joe Schoen, both of whom he collaborated with during his tenure at Buffalo. Brian Daboll had previously served as the offensive coordinator for the Bills, while Joe Schoen had worked as the Bills’ assistant GM.
Currently, it remains uncertain whether there is any connection between Sweeney’s prior health complications and the incident from Wednesday’s practice.
Weather conditions during the practice were relatively moderate, with temperatures ranging from the mid-60s to the upper 70s in the area.