Saudi side Al-Qadisiyah FC have allowed their Ivorian player Hervé Guy to leave the club for treatment after doctors advised them against using the midfielder due to a medical issue with his heart BBC reports.
33-year-old Guy joined Al-Qadisiyah earlier this year after four years with Moroccan side Ittihad Tanger.
“Doctors warned us not to use Herve in matches after medical examinations showed he has a myocardium problem,” BBC quoted Al-Qadisiyah director Ghazi Aseri’s statement to local media.
“We allowed him to travel out of the country for more examinations,” Aseri added, the statement added.
Earlier this year Ivory Coast star Cheick Tiote collapsed and died suddenly from a suspected heart problem during training with his Chinese club.
Herve was a member of Ivory Coast’s Under-20 World Cup squad in 2003, and began his club career with Bastia in France followed by a move to Ivorian side Stella Club d’Adjamé.
Al-Qadisiyah say they will reinforce their squad but insist they will continue to support Herve Guy in the meantime.
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