South Carolina starting offensive tackle Jarriel King is recovering from his second heart procedure in the past two years, an athletics department spokesman said Tuesday.
King underwent a cardiac ablation last week to correct an irregular heartbeat, according to media relations director Steve Fink. Dr. Craig McCotter performed the procedure in Greenville. Fink said King is expected to be ?full go? in six weeks.
King, a senior from North Charleston who has started 19 games the past two years, was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation several years ago.
He has tried to regulate it through medication in the past, and in January 2009 underwent his first ablation - a relatively noninvasive procedure in which electrical energy is used to get the heart back in normal rhythm.
King has had a couple of health scares since transferring from Georgia Military College before the 2008 season. He was transported from Williams-Brice Stadium to a Columbia hospital two years ago after experiencing a heart episode in the weight room, and has been held out of several practices.