Real Madrid are growing increasingly concerned by the seriousness of the heart condition diagnosed in Dani Carvajal, according to reports in Spain.
Last week it was confirmed the Spanish international had been diagnosed with a viral infection affecting the membrane enclosing his heart.
It is unclear as to how serious the condition is or how long the full-back will be out of action for while Marca report Madrid are aware they must handle this ‘delicate’ situation with the upmost care.
A statement from the club over the weekend read: “Following tests carried out on Dani Carvajal, he has been diagnosed with a viral pericardium infection.
“His recovery will continue to be assessed.”
The symptoms of pericarditis can be similar to a heart attack when particularly serious but more often are represented by the sudden onset of sharp chest pain.
Carvajal only recently signed a new contract with Madrid until June 2022.