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  • Updated: April 15, 2024

Roma, Ivory Coast defender Ndicka out of hospital after heart attack scare

Roma, Ivory Coast defender Ndicka out of hospital after hear

AS Roma defender Evan Ndicka was discharged from hospital on Monday evening after collapsing during his side's Serie A match at Udinese on Sunday.

The Italian capital side announced that the 24-year-old Ivory Coast international who played a key role in helping his country beat Nigeria at the final of the 2023 Afcon had suffered severe chest pains on the pitch but hospital tests showed he did not suffer a heart attack.

"The player has been discharged and will carry out further checks in Rome," the club said Monday evening.

Roma also sent their thanks to Udinese, the referee and the hospital.

"AS Roma would like to thank Udinese and the referee Luca Pairetto for their great professionalism and the medical and healthcare staff of the Santa Maria della Misericordia hospital in Udine.

"All together, in those apprehensive minutes, we demonstrated the values ​​of sport and put the protection of life first."

The Serie A game was abandoned after Ndicka collapsed in the 72nd minute and was taken off on a stretcher.

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