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Manchester United Defender Victor Lindelof Given Heart Monitor

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Manchester United Defender Victor Lindelof Given Heart Monitor

Manchester United centre back Victor Lindelof has been given a heart monitor, after having to be subbed off during the 1-0 win over Norwich City with breathing issues.

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Lindelof had an issue with his chest on Saturday, and was seen struggling to breath, before being removed for Eric Bailly in the 73rd minute.

There has been an outbreak of Covid 19 at United this week, leading to the postponement of their game with Brentford on Tuesday night, but the club confirmed the two things were not connected.

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"Victor is currently undergoing a series of precautionary investigations however he has recovered well from the episode he experienced in the match against Norwich," a club statement said.

"All indications are that this is not linked to any Covid outbreak within the club."

Lindelof speaks to United's medical staff. Image: PA Images
Lindelof speaks to United's medical staff. Image: PA Images

The centre back's wife, Maja Nilsson Lindelof, revealed more details of the investigations that United referenced, saying he had to wear a heart monitor for two days.

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"It was a scary match to watch and Victor was very cut up afterwards," the Swede wrote in her blog for Elle.

"Yesterday he did a lot of tests and has a heart monitor on for two days to make sure everything is OK."

"...Everything seems to be OK as luck would have it and we are waiting for answers to the last tests that will end tomorrow."

Sergio Aguero has had recent heart problems. Image: PA Images
Sergio Aguero has had recent heart problems. Image: PA Images
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There has been several recent incidents of footballers having issues with heart problems in recent months, and Lindelof's issue is the latest scare.

Sergio Aguero is already out for Barcelona for a couple of months, and reports have suggested that he is set to announce his retirement sometime this week.

Wigan Athletic striker Charlie Wyke recently suffered a cardiac arrest in training, and had to deny that the issue was linked to a Covid 19 vaccine in any way.

Football was also shocked by the scenes at Euro 2020 in which Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen suffered a similar problem during a game and had to be resuscitated.

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Newcastle United's game with Tottenham Hotspur was also stopped in October, when Sergio Reguilon attention was caught to a fan having a medical issue in the stands.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Premier League, Manchester United, Victor Lindelof

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