Patriots’ 2016 Second Rounder Cyrus Jones Undergoes Open-Heart Surgery

Cyrus Jones’ tenure with the New England Patriots didn’t go as planned, but the second-round pick had quite a scare earlier this week.

Jones, now with the Denver Broncos, underwent open-heart surgery to repair an anomalous coronary artery, which causes an artery to grow in the wrong place, according to The Baltimore Sun. The 26-year-old shared an Instagram post regarding the situation, thanking everyone for their prayers and support.

“When I say failure is not an option, it’s a prayer, an affirmation and an acknowledgment,” Jones wrote in the post. “God has brought my family and I this far, so much joy and so many blessings. This is just another opportunity for God to manifest in my life so that I can be an example of what faith with work can truly do. Thank you to everyone who has reached out with prayers and support. I Love and Appreciate you all!”

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When my doctor told me I would need open heart surgery I couldn’t believe what he had just said. Especially for something that I had been living with my whole life. It took me some time to fully grasp what that meant. Stuck in between wanting to feel sorry for myself, hopeless/angry at God, I had to make a decision. Would I bask in my misery and bow down to my situation or would I DECIDE? Decide to stand on faith or stand on negative thinking. So I made a decision! “God shall be my hope, my stay, my guide and lantern to my feet.” When I say failure is not an option, it’s a prayer, an affirmation and an acknowledgment. God has brought my family and I this far, so much joy and so many blessings. This is just another opportunity for God to manifest in my life so that I can be an example of what faith with work can truly do. Thank you to everyone who has reached out with prayers and support. I Love and Appreciate you all! #AnomalousCoronaryArtery #DontWaitForTomorrow #SaveYourLifeToday #finao ???

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Jones played for the Baltimore Ravens from 2018-19 after being cut by the Patriots. He was waived by Baltimore on Nov. 12 before being picked up by the Broncos. Denver has placed him on the non-football injury list.

The Alabama product served primarily as a return man for New England and Baltimore.

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