Serie A: AC Milan confirm Croatian midfielder Ivan Strinic set to return to training following heart scare

Croatian international defender Ivan Strinic has been given the all clear to return to training after being diagnosed with a heart condition

Agence France-Presse November 16, 2018 12:00:05 IST
Serie A: AC Milan confirm Croatian midfielder Ivan Strinic set to return to training following heart scare

Milan: Croatian international defender Ivan Strinic has been given the all clear to return to training after being diagnosed with a heart condition, his Serie A club AC Milan confirmed on Thursday.

Serie A AC Milan confirm Croatian midfielder Ivan Strinic set to return to training following heart scare

File image of Croatia's Ivan Strinic. Reuters

The 31-year-old – a key member of the Croatian team that reached the World Cup final this summer – signed a three-year deal with Milan in July but has not yet played for the club.

A routine check-up last August discovered the former Napoli and Sampdoria player was suffering from a heart condition and would need to take a break.

But the club said that the player had been given the green light after undergoing a series of medical tests at the Cardiology Clinic in Padua this week.

The player was diagnosed as having an "athlete's heart," which is not a dangerous condition, the club said.

Strinic, who has won 49 caps for Croatia in a nine-year international career, will return to training on Monday.

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