Wigan left-back Antonee Robinson has revealed that “an irregularity in my heart rhythm” stopped him from moving to Milan on deadline day.
The USA international was identified as the ideal understudy to first choice Theo Hernandez in the Rossoneri team but the 22-year-old has not played for Wigan since his move fell through.
He has now revealed that the medical team picked up an issue regarding his heart rhythm during his tests in Milan through a message to the club’s followers.
“I wanted to update our supporters on my current situation as I have had a number of people asking if I am OK and why I have not played since January,” he said in a statement released by Wigan. “During my medical for a potential transfer to AC Milan on deadline day, an irregularity was picked up in my heart rhythm.
“Further testing was required to ensure the move could be finalised and ratified, though there was not enough time to complete this before the transfer deadline.
“Since my return to Wigan, I have been training with the team whilst being monitored and I have undergone a period of testing and treatment. I feel absolutely fine, but this is obviously an issue that needs sorting before I can play again.
“Following consultation with the club’s medical staff and independent specialists, it has been decided I will need a medical procedure later this month to address the irregularity in my heart rhythm – a procedure called an ablation.
“I would like to thank everyone at Wigan Athletic for their support during this period, especially the club’s medical staff.
“Thank you for your support and I hope to be back on the pitch at the DW sooner rather than later.”
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