Daley Blind Diagnosed with Heart Condition

by Denis Metev

Daley Blind was diagnosed with a heart condition after taking tests, revealing he has heart muscle inflammation or cardiomyopathy.

The defender reported feeling dizziness during Ajax’s match against Valencia in the Champions League on December 10. He’s now been fitted with a device that constantly monitors his heart rhythm.

“Daley Blind has been diagnosed with heart muscle inflammation. The central defender has undergone an extensive medical examination in recent days, following the dizziness that briefly bothered him during the Ajax v Valencia match,” an official Ajax statement read.

“It was then decided to place a subcutaneous ICD with Blind, a device that is applied under the skin. As a result of this intervention, which took place yesterday, the 29-year-old international will not start the training camp selection at the beginning of January, but will continue to work on his recovery in Amsterdam.”

Daley Blind could miss Euro 2020

The seriousness of the ex-Man United defenders’ condition is not yet fully know. However, it is possible that it could put an end to his ambition to represent Holland at Euro 2020 next year.

“Ajax have just posted an update of my condition online, the most important thing is that I am feeling good at the moment. I’m trying to come back as soon as possible, thank you for everything and see you guys soon,” the Dutch international wrote on Twitter.

The 29-year old has amassed 226 appearances for Ajax and 141 for Manchester United over the course of his career. He’s defended the colors of his country in 68 games. Blind was awarded the Player of the Year award in Netherlands in 2014.

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