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Florida safety Major Wright says Meyer's health problems are related to his heart

12/29/09 in NCAAF   |   BigTone2475   |   326 respect

Florida coach Urban Meyer says he's taking a leave of absence to improve his health but he won't say exactly what is wrong. On Tuesday, UF safety Major Wright said the problem has to do with Meyer's heart. Meyer has been experiencing severe chest pains over the past month and attributed it to stress, saying he has not had a heart attack.

"Don't look at things like, 'Oh, he just wants to leave us.' That's crazy," Wright said. "This man could literally die over football games and stuff like that, so that's why everyone is like, 'Oh my God." We can't really look at it like, 'Oh, Urb is leaving. Why is he doing this? Why is he doing that?' He has a family to take care of outside this football team. No one would be closer to him than his daughters and son. You can't get any closer than that."

Meyer eluded to possibly having surgery to help relieve chest pains Sunday, but would not say he had a heart attack or any heart problems. Wright's statement may have just let the cat out of the bag and cleared up some of the rumors rolling around out there.

Meyer has been known to be a perfectionist and a workaholic even more so then your average football coach, so it is not surprising that his ticker is failing. Given the severity of heart problems and the toll they can take on normal people and their families it is easy to understand Meyer's indecision on whether to stay or go.

I hope you get well soon coach and can get back to the sideline where you belong. The Gator Nation is pulling for you. GO GATORS!!!!!

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