Sanchez set for career-saving heart op

MADRID - Sevilla defender Sergio Sanchez will have heart surgery in Germany in a bid to save his professional career, the player told the La Liga club's website.

"The doctor has explained the risks involved with this type of operation, because it is a complicated procedure, but he made it clear they are little when compared with the possible benefits," Sanchez said.

"There is a good chance that I could continue my professional football career if everything goes as we hope."

The 23-year-old was ordered to stop playing by doctors at the beginning of January after being diagnosed with a heart condition.

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