Final Up to date: 15/08/19 10:12pm
Former Norwich striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel is present process remedy for a mind aneurysm after it was found throughout scans following concussion.
The 30-year-old sustained the concussion throughout Basel’s Champions League qualifying match in opposition to LASK earlier this month.
The aneurysm was not brought on by the knock, and was solely found after he was taken to the hospital for scans.
“I’m very grateful the brain aneurysm got discovered,” stated the Dutchman, who joined Norwich from Sporting CP in July 2013 and was bought to his former membership Vitesse three years later.
“Usually a mind aneurysm shouldn’t be found in time, solely after it has ruptured and prompted different harm.
“The medical doctors made a number of scans and ultimately discovered that I have a mind aneurysm.
“The hit I got in the game has absolutely nothing to do with the existing brain aneurysm – this has been there for a long period but I didn’t have any symptoms so we didn’t know it was there.”
An aneurysm is a bulge in a blood vessel brought on by a weak point within the blood vessel wall, often the place it branches.
As blood passes by way of the weakened blood vessel, the blood strain causes a small space to bulge outwards like a balloon.
Van Wolfswinkel added that he could be out for at the very least six months, however was unable to place a time frame on his restoration.
“It’s just clear that it won’t be for at least six months,” he stated. “The returning date will after all depend upon the response of the mind aneurysm after remedy.
“I need to say thanks to the Basel medical division and the medical doctors of the college hospital in Basel.
“For now I will focus on my health and recovery to be able to do what I love most as soon as possible and that’s play football.”
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