Mike Catapano’s Injury Finally Revealed
By Ben Nielsen
Mike Catapano had surgery on his for a gastrointestinal virus and is being treated for a concussion, according to the Kansas City Chiefs trainer Rick Burkholder.
Here’s what he had told the media about Catapano today, via the Kansas City Star’s Terez A. Paylor.
"“Mike had two issues. One, he had a virus that was gastrointestinal based. As we studied that — and we studied it extensively — he went to New York to the hospital for special surgeries and there it was determined that he had another problem, that he had a concussion.”“We’ve gotten a prognosis and we’ve got rehabilitation to do. He’s back here. He’s doing rehab with us and he’ll be re-evaluated in two weeks.”"
Catapano received treatment at three different universities for his ailments: New York University, University of Michigan, and the University of Pittsburgh. Through all of that testing and after the surgery the Chiefs decided to move him from the non-football illness list to the injured reserve list yesterday, meaning Catapano will miss the entire season.
The Chiefs seventh round pick from 2013 was going to be part of the Chiefs plans to improve their defensive line pass rush this season before the illness and concussion ended his season. He was a hot topic during the offseason for the amount of weight he had put on and the quickness he was able to maintain despite adding the extra pounds. Hopefully he can get better soon and contribute next season.