Da­ley back in ac­tion a er his heart scare

The Citizen (KZN) - - Internatio­nal -

Am­s­ter­dam – Ajax Am­s­ter­dam de­fender Da­ley Blind re­turned to ac­tion for the first time since un­der­go­ing a heart op­er­a­tion by mak­ing a sub­sti­tute ap­pear­ance in Wednesday’s 3-0 Dutch Cup win over Vitesse Arn­hem.

Blind was di­ag­nosed with heart mus­cle in­flam­ma­tion af­ter suf­fer­ing from dizzi­ness in a Cham­pi­ons League game against Va­len­cia in De­cem­ber.

The 29-year-old Dutch­man was fit­ted with a sub­cu­ta­neous im­plantable car­dioverter de­fib­ril­la­tor, which sends elec­tri­cal pulses to reg­u­late ab­nor­mal heart rhythms. he re­turned to training last week.

“I am re­ally happy to be back on the pitch,” said Blind, who came off the bench in the 77th minute. –

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