Ghana midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang Badu is in hospital after being diagnosed a blood clot in the lungs (pulmonary microembolism), the player's club Hellas Verona have announced.
The 28-year-old has been detained at the Sacro Cuore hospital in Negrar for treatment and further tests to be carried.
Pulmonary microembolism means there is a small blood clot in the lung, which can be extremely serious, even fatal, if not treated.
But the club say: ''The player’s conditions are good and he will remain under observation for a few days.”
Badu joined Hellas Verona last month on loan with option to buy from Udinese.