UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg - Dragao Stadium, Porto, Portugal - 22/2/17 Juventus' Sami Khedira Reuters / Miguel Vidal Livepic UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg - Dragao Stadium, Porto, Portugal - 22/2/17 Juventus' Sami Khedira Reuters / Miguel Vidal Livepic

Khedira out for a month due to heart condition

Wed, Feb. 20, 2019
Feb 20 (Reuters) - Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira will be on the sidelines for a month after having treatment to correct an irregular heartbeat, the Serie A leaders said on Wednesday.

The 31-year-old Khedira, who was part of Germany's 2014 World Cup-winning squad, did not travel for Wednesday's Champions League last-16 first leg at Atletico Madrid after being diagnosed with atrial fibrillation.

Khedira underwent an "electrophysiological study and successful interventional therapy", the Italian champions said in a statement https://www.juventus.com/en/news/news/2019/khedira--medical-update.php on their website.

"After a short period of convalescence (he) will be able to resume his activity approximately within one month."

Khedira has played only 15 times in all competitions for runaway Serie A leaders Juve this season due to injuries.
 
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