Utah defensive end Star Lotulelei has been told by the NFL he can't participate in Monday's workouts at the scouting combine due to a heart condition that requires further attention, ESPN's Chris Mortensen first reported.
Lotulelei, a first-team All American projected by many to be a top 10 pick in April's draft, will undergo further testing back in Salt Lake City later this week after an echocardiogram discovered an abnormality during a physical at the combine.
According to Mortensen, Lotulelei has a low Ejection Fraction, with the left ventricle of his heart pumping at 44% efficiency. A normal range is considered 55% to 70%.
Not allowed to take part in workouts before consulting with a specialist, Lotulelei still plans to interview with teams at the combine and then participate in a full workout at Utah's pro day next month.