Former Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva has been compelled to surrender soccer whereas he waits to endure extra exams as his routine screening detected a possible coronary heart drawback.
The 35-year-old Brazilian spent 15 years plying his commerce in Europe earlier than returning to his boyhood membership, Gremio, on a free switch final yr.
Lucas – who signed a one-year-deal with the Brazilian aspect – has been dominated out of the membership’s pre-season coaching schedule whereas he waits for additional exams.
A routine screening detected a possible coronary heart drawback for former Liverpool ace Lucas Leiva
Lucas took to Twitter on Tuesday night to share an announcement from the Gremio’s medical division.
It mentioned that Lucas would forego any bodily exercise – together with Gremio’s pre-season coaching schedule – whereas he waited to endure additional assessments.
The assertion learn: ‘The Medical Division of Gremio studies that the athlete Lucas Leiva offered, within the routine examinations of the pre-season, an image of change in coronary heart rhythm being, consequently, faraway from bodily actions till the completion of complementary exams and therapy of the situation.’
Leiva spent a decade at Anfield, incomes their coveted Participant of the 12 months award in 2010-11
Lucas made 247 Premier League appearances for Liverpool throughout his 10 year-spell on the Merseyside membership. Nonetheless, he scored only one objective.
He was offered to Serie A giants Lazio in 2017 for £5million. He performed in Rome till the expiry of his contract in the summertime.
He then signed for his boyhood membership, Gremio. Lucas performed for Gremio between 2005 and 2007, earlier than making the transfer to Liverpool aged 20.
The 35-year-old returned to his boyhood membership, Gremio, on a free switch final yr
Leiva spoke on Instagram of his ‘return dwelling’ a decade and a half after leaving for Anfield
Lucas grew to become Liverpool’s participant of the yr for the 2010-11 season and went on to win the 2012 League Cup.
When asserting his return to Gremio, Lucas took to Instagram to say: ‘Tricolor followers, I got here again 15 years later to assist the membership and the group of gamers. Time to unite much more to attain this entry to the elite of Brazilian soccer.’