Why Seahawks TE Luke Willson Leaving From NFL

Why Seahawks TE Luke Willson Walking Away From NFL

Why Seahawks TE Luke Willson Leaving From NFL?

According to reports, just 1 day after signing with the Seattle Seahawks, tight end Luke Willson announced he’s walking away from football for good.


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CelbnSports247.com and CelebnHealth247.com report Luke Willson revealed that he was hospitalized with a severe heart condition earlier this year.

Luke Willson, 31, a 2013 5th-round draft pick who won a Super Bowl with the Seahawks in 2014 — resigned with his old squad on Tuesday.

But, just a day later, the team said they were parting ways with Luke … without explaining why.

One day later, Willson provided some answers, explaining in detail:

He wrote:

After signing with the Seahawks yesterday, I have decided to walk away from the game of football. This off-season I went through some health issues and spent numerous days in the hospital with a severe pericardial effusion.

The Mayo Clinic describes the condition as “the buildup of excess fluid in the sac-like structure around the heart (pericardium).”

According to the Clinic:

If untreated, Pericardial effusion “can lead to heart failure or death.”

Luke says the medical scare changed the way he views football and life:

That situation has really challenged me as an individual and changed my perspective on a lot of things with regards to my life. After reflecting on everything yesterday and being in the building, I have decided that it’s time for me to begin with the next chapter of my life.

Luke’s adult life has been all about football … what’s next for the Canadian?

Football is really all I know. It’s all I’ve done for the last 2 decades. I’ll be honest, I have no idea what’s next at the moment, but whatever it is, you can be sure that I will bring a lot of energy to it.


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