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Badu given the all-clear to play again after health scare

After four months out, Emmanuel Agyemang Badu has been given the all-clear to return to full training with Hellas Verona, the Italian club announced Monday.

The 76-time capped Ghana midfielder was forced to stay away from playing in mid-August due to a timely detection that he had blood clots in his lungs (pulmonary microembolism).

Badu, who was signed on a season-long loan from fellow Serie A side Udinese, has since been unavailable for four months and Verona have now confirmed he has been cleared to resume full training.

“Hellas Verona FC is pleased to announce that – after the latest, recent visits to specialists which were brilliantly passed by the player – Emmanuel Badu is cleared to return to full training at full capacity with the Gialloblù team,” read a club statement.

The Verona announcement also noted: “Badu is back to group [training] and that he can return to play. He will be available [for selection] from January.”

Verona are obligated to activate a purchase option on the 29-year-old should he show good form in the remainder of the season.




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