In a Twitter post, Blades wrote, “As of last week, I was going through COVID protocols when doctors had some concerns about my bloodwork. After undergoing an MRI on my heart, I have been diagnosed with myocarditis. This will cause me to be out for a minimum of three months. It hurts not to be out there with my brothers, but I will always be a Hurricane. I’m looking forward to returning to the field in 2021.”
Myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart, has been linked to COVID-19.
Miami paused football activities last month as a result of coronavirus issues. Blades did not play in Saturday’s win at Duke, in what was Miami’s first game since Nov. 21.
The Hurricanes play North Carolina on Saturday.