Sami Khedira: Juventus midfielder set to miss a month with heart problem

Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira
Sami Khedira helped Germany win the 2014 World Cup

Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira is expected to be out for about a month after having treatment for an irregular heartbeat.

Khedira, 31, had further tests after being ruled out of Wednesday's Champions League game at Atletico Madrid because of atrial arrhythmia.

The conditionexternal-link causes an irregular and often abnormally fast heart rate.

It can lead to issues including dizziness, shortness of breath and tiredness.

The Germany international tweeted:external-link "Everything went perfectly well and I will be able to get back to work after a short rest. Thank you so much for all your messages and get well wishes!"

A statement from the Italian championsexternal-link on Wednesday said: "After a short period of convalescence, he will be able to resume his activity approximately within one month."

Khedira, who helped Germany win the 2014 World Cup, has been restricted to 15 appearances this season because of injuries.

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