Willie Cauley-Stein said he has the sickle-cell anemia trait, which can affect his endurance. He cited that as a reason he played 25 minutes against Boise State Tuesday night.
“My chest starts to hurt. . . .,” he said. “Some days, just randomly, I’ve had real bad chest pain. I can’t, like breathe and my heart rate won’t come (down). I have to stop and wait for it to come down.”
WCS said he does not take medication nor receive treatment for the sickle-cell anemia trait.