Heart problem forces Juventus ace to sit out Atletico tie - Daily Nation

Heart problem forces Juventus ace to sit out Atletico tie

Wednesday February 20 2019

From left: Juventus' Argentine forward Paulo Dybala, Juventus' German midfielder Sami Khedira and Juventus' Bosnian midfielder Miralem Pjanic watch Juventus' Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo kick the ball during a training session at the Continassa training ground in Turin on February 19, 2019, on the eve of their Uefa Champions League round of 16, first leg match against Atletico Madrid. PHOTO | MARCO BERTORELLO |

From left: Juventus' Argentine forward Paulo Dybala, Juventus' German midfielder Sami Khedira and Juventus' Bosnian midfielder Miralem Pjanic watch Juventus' Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo kick the ball during a training session at the Continassa training ground in Turin on February 19, 2019, on the eve of their Uefa Champions League round of 16, first leg match against Atletico Madrid. PHOTO | MARCO BERTORELLO |  AFP

Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira has been diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat and will be sidelined while he undergoes treatment.

He will miss Wednesday's Champions League tie at Atletico Madrid to be treated for atrial arrhythmia.

The condition causes an irregular and often abnormally fast heart rate and can lead to issues including dizziness, shortness of breath and tiredness.

Khedira, 31, has only played 15 times this season because of injuries.

"Sami Khedira remained in Turin for medical examinations, from which emerged the opportunity to perform an electrophysiological study and eventual treatment of an atrial arrhythmia which appeared today (Tuesday)," Juve said in a statement.

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