Bassmaster champ Defoe sidelined

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)-- When the anglers of the Bass Pro tour head to Wisconsin next week, they'll do so minus Knoxville's Ott Defoe.

The winner of this years Bassmaster Classic back in March will remain in East Tennessee to have corrective surgery for a newly discovered heart condition.

He's got a tear in a valve which causes improper blood flow. We're told the surgery is not too invasive and that recovery is some seven to ten days.
We wish East Tennessee's own a speedy recovery!