Jonathan Jeanne, Potential 1st Round Pick, Diagnosed With Career-Threatening Disorder

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The potential first-round pick Jeanne has been diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, a potentially career-ending disorder, his agent told The Vertical.

While that may be an encouraging sign for Jeanne, there is no certainty he would have a similar recovery from the disorder that attacks connective tissues in the body. Jeanne completed medical, physical and genetic testing at the Cleveland Clinic and received the results Thursday.

Jeanne ranked as the 22nd overall prospect on SI's most recent draft Big Board.

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Marfan syndrome almost ended the career of former Baylor center Isaiah Austin, who made an unexpected return to basketball after being cleared in November.

Just before this month's NBA Draft, French center Jonathan Jeanne likely has seen his dream of playing professionally dashed. Austin was cleared to resume baseball activity two years later but still never played a game in the National Basketball Association.

The last NBA player to be diagnosed with Marfan syndrome was Baylor star Isaiah Austin, who found out four days before the NBA Draft that his basketball career was over. The Vertical reports that he is not expected to be cleared before the draft.

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