Heart rhythm problem halted Robinson's Milan move

Antonee Robinson was set for a stunning move from Wigan to Milan until a medical showed the USA defender had a heart rhythm irregularity.

USA defender Antonee Robinson looked set to leave to Milan when it made its move on deadline day in January.   -  Getty Images

United States international Antonee Robinson revealed a dream move to Milan broke down because his medical revealed a heart problem.

The left-back looked set to leave English second-tier side Wigan Athletic when Milan made its move on deadline day in January.

However, the 22-year-old saw his hopes of a San Siro switch dashed when a health issue became apparent during routine checks.

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Robinson has not played in the six weeks since that transfer collapsed, and has now disclosed he will undergo a procedure in an effort to control his heart rhythm.

"During my medical for a potential transfer to Milan on deadline day, an irregularity was picked up in my heart rhythm," Robinson said, in a statement released by Wigan.

"Further testing was required to ensure the move could be finalised and ratified, though there was not enough time to complete this before the transfer deadline."

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Robinson said he has "undergone a period of testing and treatment" and despite feeling "absolutely fine", he acknowledges the issue must be dealt with before he can return to playing matches.

He added: "Following consultation with the club's medical staff and independent specialists, it has been decided I will need a medical procedure later this month to address the irregularity in my heart rhythm - a procedure called an ablation."

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