Payton: Nick Fairley's condition 'significant and serious'

Hope Soto
June 9, 2017

New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton has paid close attention to the news in London the past few weeks.

Fairley was diagnosed with an enlarged heart at the 2011 National Football League combine, and has played with it ever since. "He's had one in Houston, and I know he had a third now as recently as yesterday or the day before", Payton explained.

"Right now, where it's at is that he's gotten two professional opinions", Payton said, per the New Orleans Advocate.

"Look, the most important thing right now in our mind is his well-being". "To play this game, there's a little bit of mental toughness involved, obviously".

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There's two ways to look at it. It's hard to envision him being able to stay healthy enough to play five more seasons.

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Payton explained that the latest "alerts" over Fairley's heart arose during his physical examination around the time he signed his new deal.

Fairley has not commented publicly and Josh Katzenstein of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that General Manager Mickey Loomis sent a text message on Saturday saying Fairley is still undergoing medical testing.

"I'd be lying to you say it doesn't give you a chip [on your shoulder]". "The whole of previous year, I was sitting next to him like in meetings and all that".

"He came in previous year with a great mindset to dominate".

Following the terrorist attack in Manchester, England, outside an Ariana Grande concert, a few Saints players said they were thinking about the safety of their upcoming trip overseas, though the same guys said they trust to National Football League to take necessary security measures. We were looking forward to wreak havoc.

Saints quarterback Drew Brees and veteran defensive linemen Cameron Jordan and Darryl Tapp all said they don't fully know what Fairley is dealing with, but they have been praying for him.

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