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Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal ‘cured of threatening heart condition’

The Spaniard was told he would be sidelined indefinitely a few weeks ago after the diagnosis

Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal has been cured of a viral infection of the heart, according to reports.

The Spaniard successfully underwent a treatment of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and aspirin.


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Dani Carvajal had been ruled out indefinitely with a viral infection of the heart

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Dani Carvajal had been ruled out indefinitely with a viral infection of the heart

But he remains in the care of Madrid doctors and Real have offered no return date, according to AS.

It was initially believed Carvajal would be out until November but the report claims he could return to training as early as next week.


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But he will NOT be available for Real’s Champions League clash against Tottenham at the Bernabeu on Tuesday.

Carvajal had played in every La Liga match before being diagnosed with the heart condition.

Spain international Dani Carvajal in action against England in November

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The Spain international in action against England in November

Real confirmed in September: “Following tests carried out on Dani Carvajal, he has been diagnosed with a viral pericardium infection. His recovery will continue to be assessed.”

Pericardium infection is an inflammation of the membrane lining the heart originating from a viral infection.

Younger people are more often found to have contracted the disease than older.

The report claims there is no return date yet for Real Madrid star Dani Carvajal

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The report claims there is no return date yet for Real Madrid star Carvajal

Plenty of time must be allowed for recovery as rushing back into exercise can cause a relapse or, more seriously, fluid around the heart.

Carvajal, who recently signed a contract extension at Real until June 2022, has played 167 times for the Spanish club.

He has won the Champions League three times along with La Liga and Copa del Rey titles.


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