Ajax Amsterdam defender Daley Blind has been diagnosed with a heart condition after suffering from dizziness during the Champions League game against Valencia in December.
Blind has missed the last two matches of the year and will not re-join training in January next year as he continues his recovery.
The 29-year-old has been told that he has a heart muscle inflammation condition called Cardiomyopathy.
Blind who spent four years at Manchester United before returning to Ajax in 2018 took to Twitter to update fans.
The condition will keep Blind out of action indefinitely, with the severity of the problem still yet to be released.
What is cardiomyopathy?
NHS describe cardiomyopathy as: “Cardiomyopathy is a general term for diseases of the heart muscle, where the walls of the heart chambers have become stretched, thickened or stiff. This affects the heart’s ability to pump blood around the body.”
There are four different types of the condition: Dilated, Hypertrophic, Restrictive and Arrhythmogenic right ventricular.
By Ofhani Munyai