NEWS
Friday August 10 2012
Sevilla boosted by Maduro all clear

Sevilla have been boosted by the news that Hedwiges Maduro has been given the all clear to resume his football career.

The Dutch international feared his playing days would have to be put on hold after a rare heart condition was discovered three weeks ago.

However, tests conducted at the Texas Heart Institute in Houston have determined that the 27-year-old, signed from Valencia during the summer, will be able to play at the highest level once more as confirmed by a statement on Sevilla’s official website.

“Hedwiges Maduro was diagnosed three weeks ago with a congenital anomaly in the coronary arteries,” it read.

“These anomalies are rare and some of its variants are linked to sudden deaths, so it was vital to establish the type of anomaly and its risk for competitive sport.

“The player was subjected to various tests in Houston in order to pinpoint the exact characteristics of the anomaly and Dr. Angelini's conclusion is that it is not a variant that poses a vital risk.

“Therefore, the experts considered there was no need for surgery and no reason to stop professional activity.”

It is understood Maduro will be able to join in training with his Sevilla teammates within two weeks when he has recovered from the tests carried out.

Football Italia website