Football: Former Arsenal star Nwankwo Kanu has corrective heart surgery
Published on Mar 3, 2014 9:34 PM
ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFP) - Former Nigeria striker Nwankwo Kanu has undergone corrective cardiac surgery in the United States.
Onyebuchi Abia, the co-ordinator of the Kanu Heart Foundation, said on Monday that the rangy former Arsenal forward and Super Eagles skipper was operated on at the weekend in Cleveland, Ohio.
"It was a corrective heart surgery," Abia, without specifying the nature of the ailment, was quoted as saying in a number of Nigerian newspapers. "He normally goes for a medical check-up annually and it was during one of such checks he was operated on to correct a heart-related issue. He is now recuperating. I spoke to him on Sunday."
The 37-year-old first underwent heart surgery in the late 1990s to correct a faulty aortic valve.
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