Penn State RB Brown to step away from football

Ben State star R.P. Journey Brown was forced to retire from football due to a heart condition

Penn State Running Back Journey Brown Retires Due to Serious Heart Condition

Penn State has been hit hard on offense, without running backs Journey Brown, who retired from football due to a medical condition, and Noah Cain, who sustained a leg injury in the season opener against Indiana. Brown is 21 years old. The red-headed junior had been ruled out this season after the school announced in October that a disease had been discovered.

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a disease that involves the thickening of the heart muscle, which leads to abnormal valve function and may impeded blood flow out of the heart.

"I didn't even expect to make it this far but it's about the Journey, not the destination", Brown posted to Twitter on Wednesday. The disease can cause shortness of breath, chest pain or problems in the electrical system of the heart, which can lead to sudden death or life-threatening abnormal heart rhythms.

Ben is the state coach Said James Franklin This condition was detected in a routine COVID-19 test in September, but it was not associated with the corona virus.

"I still remember the first time I loved the game I played since 4th grade", Brown wrote in his announcement. "However, I can walk away from the game knowing I truly gave my all at every practice, on every down and in the locker room every day".

"Travel is one of the most famous and respected players on our team", Franklin said.

"We're out a number of guys and have been out a number of guys since the beginning of the season, or preseason", Franklin said. "The whole organization is mobilizing behind Journey and his family".

Freiermuth is now the second-leading receiver on the team with 310 yards and one touchdown, and was second on the team in receiving for the 2019 season as well with 507 yards and seven touchdowns. The Nittany Lions will meet EST in Lincoln, Nebraska on Saturday at noon...

Mayo Clinic staffers diagnosed with COVID-19 in last two weeks