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Chuck Hayes is healthy and wants to be a King

Just days after the Sacramento Kings let Chuck Hayes go because of pericarditis, a doctor of cardiovascular medicine at Cleveland Clinic says he’s good to go. BDA Sports released a statement today saying Chuck has no heart problems and he’s cleared to play professional basketball again.¬†Hayes underwent “a full day of exhaustive testing and exams” yesterday and this morning he was told he could return to the game.

Great news for Chuck and hopefully he’ll get an offer soon so he can get rolling with a new team.

He made it clear to his agent that he wants to go back to Sacramento.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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18 Comments for Chuck Hayes is healthy and wants to be a King



  1. landon sloan
    11:45 am December 22, 2011 Permalink

    1st!!!



  2. landon sloan
    11:45 am December 22, 2011 Permalink

    Turtle Man Rocks!!!!!



  3. dhighdrated
    11:46 am December 22, 2011 Permalink

    get em chuck!



  4. TD00
    11:52 am December 22, 2011 Permalink

    Good to hear, go get ’em Chuck!



  5. ThatsAShame
    11:53 am December 22, 2011 Permalink

    I remember that softball game in 07. It was indeed classic.



  6. stewn
    11:58 am December 22, 2011 Permalink

    Good news that he gets to play.

    Better news that his heart is okay and in good health.



  7. Tommy
    12:04 pm December 22, 2011 Permalink

    Go Chuck BBN proud u a wildcat



  8. krmcats
    12:05 pm December 22, 2011 Permalink

    hope he gets the same contract.



  9. Stoan
    12:08 pm December 22, 2011 Permalink

    Just said on the pre-game that Kidd-Gilchrist isn’t playing today. Said they were sending prayers out to their family. Anyone catch that?



  10. UKBlueMadness
    12:15 pm December 22, 2011 Permalink

    GREAT NEWS for a Healthy Chuck! Hope Chuck gets another contract!
    Good luck!



  11. he says she
    12:19 pm December 22, 2011 Permalink

    Kidd-Gilchrist is playing and will head back to New Jersey immediately after the game. His mom has been in the hospital.

    Sacramento needs to man up and re-sign Chuck with the same contract. This should happen asap.



  12. House
    12:20 pm December 22, 2011 Permalink

    All they found was a big heart. The good kind!



  13. Ben
    12:22 pm December 22, 2011 Permalink

    Kidd-Gilchrist should be with his mother in the Hospital! Great news for Chuck! It is really weird in trying to determine if he really had a problem and they fixed it or was the whole thing misdiagnosed? I hope he geats with the team he wants!



  14. UKBlueMadness
    12:30 pm December 22, 2011 Permalink

    Stoan-
    MKG is on the court. His Mom is in the hospital but they have not said why.



  15. Dr. Wildcat
    12:30 pm December 22, 2011 Permalink

    Most cases of pericarditis are viral in nature and are very minor. They come and go in a week or two without much damage done. All forms of pericarditis look the same on an EKG, though, so they couldn’t tell if it was serious or not initially. Most likely Chuck had a virus, it gave him pericarditis, and now it is out of his system and he is good to go.



  16. ChicagoCat
    12:40 pm December 22, 2011 Permalink

    Great to hear for Chuck. I hope Sac-town is true to their word and gives him the same offer again and doesn’t pull a bush-league move like using the incident as a bargaining chip to lower the price. The pessimist in me says they will though. Go get ’em Chuck.



  17. he says she
    12:43 pm December 22, 2011 Permalink

    15. My question is why didn’t Sacramento run Chuck through more strenuous tests or get a second and third opinion before voiding the contract? Maybe it’s normal operating procedure for NBA teams to void contracts after failed physicals, but it seems to me if they really wanted Chuck, they would have run more testing.



  18. Dr. Wildcat
    12:59 pm December 22, 2011 Permalink

    The only “more strenuous” test would a pericardiocentesis, which pretty much means sticking a giant needle into the pericardial sack. It is only performed if the patient shows signs of tamponade (there is so much fluid in the pericardial sack that it restricts the heart from beating). That obviously wasn’t the case here, so no doctor would have done that. However, they should have been able to rule out most non-viral causes from some simple blood tests, and the echocardiogram should have ruled out restrictive pericarditis (thickening of the pericardium) which is the only form that can’t really be treated. If I had to guess, I’d say they didn’t have actual doctors doing these work-ups, just lab techs.