Ghana star Emmanuel Agyemang Badu was Wednesday diagnosed as having suffered from a pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lung), his Italian club Hellas Verona has announced.
A club statement noted that the midfielder, 28, is receiving medical attention at the Sacro Cuore hospital in Negrar.
“The player’s conditions are good and he will remain under observation for a few days.”
Pulmonary embolism (PE) is said to be a blood clot in the lungs that has travelled from the deep veins of the leg or pelvis and causes a blockage in blood flow. A PE can be life-threatening if not diagnosed. It is treatable within days to weeks but with emergency care.
Agyemang Badu joined Verona exactly a month on loan with an option to buy from Serie A rivals Udinese.