Update On Samuel Kalu’s Heart Condition After Collapse On Pitch Emerge

Bordeaux have released an update on Super Eagles forward Samuel Kalu’s heart condition after collapsing on the pitch against Marseille last weekend.

The French Ligue 1 club said heart tests have shown no ‘cardiac abnormalities’ issues for Kalu after he fell on the pitch early in the first half of their game against Marseille on Sunday, adding that the player can return to training on Wednesday.

“More fear than harm for Samuel Kalu as our Nigerian international is fit to resume training on Wednesday,” Bordeaux’s statement read.

“All the additional examinations carried out on Tuesday showed no cardiac abnormalities and Kalu should be in contention for Sunday’s home match against Angers.”

Kalu was allowed to continue to play on after receiving treatment from medical staff.

However, the Nigerian international was taken off eight minutes later.

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The 23-year-old star was preparing to form a defensive wall for a free-kick when he fell to the pitch.

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