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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.
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Buffalo Bills tight end Tommy Sweeney looks for space.

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.