U.S. men's national team defender Antonee Robinson said Thursday he needs a heart procedure.
The 22-year-old released a statement on Twitter confirming that he will undergo cardiac ablation to address an irregularity in his heart rhythm.
One of the most frustrating periods of my life, I still feel fit and have been desperate to play! But everyone at Wigan has been so supportive and obviously health comes before football. Can't wait to be be back playing with the boys 🙌🏽 💙 https://t.co/wpKZPXoNNL— Antonee robinson (@Antonee_Jedi) March 12, 2020
Robinson, who plays for Wigan Athletic in the English Football League Championship, said the irregular heartbeat was discovered during a physical exam before a potential transfer to AC Milan that ultimately fell through on deadline day of the winter window.
"I feel absolutely fine but this is an issue that needs sorting before I can play again," he said.
Robinson has earned seven caps with the U.S. senior team, last appearing in June 2019.