Cameron Smith says he needs open-heart surgery ErikMcKinney Administrator Staff Member Joined: Apr 17, 2018 Messages: 5,090 Likes Received: 12,276 Aug 8, 2020 #1 An instagram post from former USC linebacker Cameron Smith: "Earlier this week I found out I need open heart surgery to fix a bicuspid aortic valve that I was born with. Although this will unfortunately end my 2020 season, it is really a blessing that we found this as my heart is severely enlarged and wouldn’t have lasted much longer. I found this out after I tested positive for COVID and had to have further testing done as protocol. The Lord works in mysterious ways, but I could really feel him on this one! There is a surgery that will allow me to continue to play football as soon as I am healed and cleared and I didn’t think twice about going with that one. By no means am I ready to be done playing football, there is still so much more I want to accomplish on the field. Im going to attack this like everything else I have in life. Already looking forward to the comeback! #SKOL" Peete2Affholter, Jose, Kaptain Karl and 7 others like this.