Ajax's Daley Blind feeling well and set for tests after health scare
Daley Blind will undergo tests on Wednesday after collapsing before being substituted during a friendly match with Hertha Berlin.
Ajax defender Daley Blind is reported to be "feeling well" and is expected undergo further tests following a health scare on Tuesday, his club have confirmed. The former Manchester United player is said to have collapsed before being substituted during a friendly match with Hertha Berlin.
Blind was fitted with a subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator, a device that monitors and regulates his heart rhythm, after being diagnosed with heart muscle inflammation following a Champions League game with Valencia last December.
Update @BlindDaley— AFC Ajax (@AFCAjax) August 26, 2020
Daley Blind viel gisteren tijdens Ajax – Hertha BSC uit. Hij voelt zich naar omstandigheden goed en was vanochtend op Sportcomplex de Toekomst. Hij wordt nader onderzocht en wacht de uitslagen van deze onderzoeken af voordat hij de training weer hervat. pic.twitter.com/bDViUO4gnZ
Ajax statement on Blind
Ajax issued a statement via Twitter on Wednesday, saying: "Daley Blind was forced to leave the pitch during Ajax - Hertha BSC. The central defender is feeling well, given the circumstances, and was at Sportpark de Toekomst this morning. He will undergo further examinations and await the results of these tests before resuming training."
Netherlands international Blind rejoined Ajax, where he began his career, in 2018 after spending four years with United.
Ajax meanwhile are due to begin the new Eredivisie season on 13 September. The 2019-20 campaign was suspended in March due to the coronavirus pandemic before being declared void a month later.
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