27.10.2020 Football News

Ghana Striker Raphael Dwamena Suffers Another Heart Problem; Ruled Out Of Active Football Indefinitely

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
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Ghana international, Raphael Dwamena has been ruled out of football indefinitely after being diagnosed with another heart issue.

Dwamena has been diagnosed with heart problem after six months of a heart surgery before moving to Vejle BK this summer.

The Danish club announced on Monday evening that the 25-year-old won't be available for action until further notice.

The striker was ruled out of football indefinitely due to a health issue which forced him to undergo a heart surgery in October last year.

The club's official statement reads, "The Ghanaian attacker came to Nørreskoven after a heart operation in January, where the 25-year-old attacker had an ICD-Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator implanted."

"This has been continuously monitored by Vejle Boldklub's health staff and medical team throughout the start-up, on the training ground and during the club's matches."

"There has now been a single case where Raphael Dwamena's limit values ​​when monitoring the heart have been too high, and this unfortunately also means that Vejle Boldklub must now take Dwamena off the field."

Dwamena joined Vejle BK on a three-year deal from Spanish La Liga club Deportivo Alaves this summer after a heart operation in January, where the 25-year-old attacker had an ICD-Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator implanted.

The former UD Levante striker has scored two goals with an assist in his five appearances for Vejle BK.

The club's manager Jacob Kruger also sadly shared his thought on Dwamena's situation.

"That there has now been one case where the limit values ​​have been too high, we must based on a health professional assessment as a club, take the consequence of." He told the club's official website.

"Raphael is therefore taken off the field. We are, of course, sorry on Raphael's behalf, but the parties have been aware from the outset of the consequence that would have been the case if Raphael's monitoring had exceeded the limit values ​​in the measurement.

"Raphael Dwamena has in her short time in Vejle Boldklub shown a great human format, a professional approach to her profession and a desire to learn from her towards our young players. We will now help Raphael in the new situation"

Dwamena has capped nine times for the senior national team of Ghana.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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