Evan Ndicka replays with AS Roma two weeks after his illness

Evan Ndicka replays with AS Roma two weeks after his

AS Roma defender and Ivorian international Evan Ndicka, victim of illness in the middle of a match on April 14, made his return to Serie A during the match between Naples and AS Roma during the 34th day of the Italian Championship this Sunday April 28.

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Evan Ndicka was started by Daniele De Rossi to start the clash against Napoli, reigning Serie A champions, at their Diego Armando Maradona stadium, which kicked off at 6:00 p.m. The Ivorian defender received the medical green light at the start of the week to resume physical activity.

The 24-year-old defender experienced a big scare on April 14 when he collapsed due to heart pain in the 70th minute of the match against Udinese, during the 32nd day of the European Championship. ‘Italy. He was quickly evacuated to the stadium infirmary and then to a hospital in Udine, when emergency services feared that he had suffered a heart attack.

After spending a night under observation, Ndicka (19 matches in Serie A this season) was able to return to Rome, the examinations having established that he had “ no cardiac pathology “, but ” chest trauma with minimal left pneumothorax “.

The match was stopped, his teammates not feeling able to continue the match. The end of the match was finally played on April 25 and allowed the Romans to leave with the victory (2-1). AS Roma, 5th in the Italian Championship, is qualified for the semi-finals of the Europa League where it will face Bayer Leverkusen, still undefeated in all competitions this season, on May 2 and 9.