Ghanaian international, Raphael Dwamena, on Thursday, January 23, successfully went through a heart surgery in Zaragoza, Spain.
Dwamena suffered a heart failure during his loan spell at Real Zaragoza last year October which forced him to halt his career.
The 26-year-old was advised by Spanish doctors to hold for some time, a situation which also forced Zaragoza to prematurely terminate his contract.
However, Dwamena underwent an operation in an attempt to regain his fitness in order to return to football.
A statement released by Zaragoza read: “Real Zaragoza footballer Raphael Dwamena has been successfully intervened at the Miguel Servet University Hospital in Zaragoza of his heart problem. The operation, which has been developed by the medical team of the Arrhythmias Unit of the health centre, coordinated by Doctor Asso, in the presence of the Head of Medical Services of Real Zaragoza, Doctor De Los Martires, has consisted of two phases. The first has been the conduct of an electrophysiological study and, subsequently, the implantation of an ICD (Implantable Automatic Defibrillator), which protects you in case of severe arrhythmias.”
The striker is, however, likely to stay off the pitch for a couple of months and wait for doctors’ declaration before making a return to action.
The development gives the former FC Zurich man hope of enjoying the game soon.
The striker, who belongs to Levante, has two more years left per his contract.