Ajax's Blind feeling fine after collapsing during game
Ajax Amsterdam defender Daley Blind says he is “feeling fine” after he collapsed during Tuesday’s pre-season friendly against Hertha Berlin when his implanted heart defibrillator momentarily switched off.
The 30-year-old Dutchman dropped to the ground late in the game, which Ajax won 1-0 at the Johan Cruyff Arena, but was then able to walk off the pitch.
“Many thanks for all the kind messages I received. I can say that I’m okay and feeling fine,” Blind said on Twitter.
The former Manchester United defender was diagnosed with heart muscle inflammation after experiencing dizziness in a Champions League game last year. He was fitted with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) and returned to action in February.
Ajax said in a statement that Blind would undergo further tests before resuming training. – REUTERS