Rory plays down heartbeat irregularity

By Daily Sports on January 14, 2018

Views: 770

Golfer, Rory McIlroy has played down concerns over his health after revealing he has a minor heartbeat irregularity.

McIlroy, 28, says a recent medical had revealed the issue, which he has described as "not that big of a deal".

In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, the world number 11 said the abnormality may be linked to a viral infection he contracted 18 months ago.

However, McIlroy says he is now fit and healthy and looking forward to getting his 2018 season under way.

The four-time major winner cut short his 2017 schedule in order to undergo treatment on a rib injury, which he says has now healed, and news of his latest health setback had led to concerns over his plans for this year.

Responding to coverage of the interview, the Northern Irishman posted an update on his Instagram account on Saturday.

"Yesterday I did an interview with the Daily Telegraph where I spoke about a range of topics regarding the last three months of my life," said McIlroy.

"I touched upon a recent finding from a routine health and wellness check. Like anything, the deeper you dig the more likely you are to find something.

"It revealed I had a slight heartbeat irregularity called a flat or inverted T wave. It's really not that big of a deal and nothing to worry about, apart from getting an annual check up, like you should do anyway.

"I feel there's been a big reaction to it in the media which there really shouldn't be. I'm fit and healthy and can't wait to get my 2018 season started in Abu Dhabi next week."

McIlroy is part of a strong field for the European Tour's Abu Dhabi Championship, where he will begin his preparations for the Masters, the only major he needs to win to complete a career grand slam. (BBC)

•Photo shows Rory McIlroy.

Source Daily Sports

Posted January 14, 2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

You may also like...
British sprinters, Ellington, Levine 'truly blessed' to be...

Tennis player slammed with ban for positive cocaine...

Dream Team VI gets interim coach as preparations...

Wenger slapped with four-match touchline ban

Chavez Jr, Martin Murray possible for October

Flying Eagles fail to reach Zambia 2017

 

Latest News Super Eagles stars named in financial crime case with EFCC worth ₦300m Alisson: Liverpool offer for Brazil goalkeeper accepted by Roma Ox to miss 'vast majority' of season Gianfranco Zola: Former Chelsea striker appointed Maurizio Sarri's assistant Fans of FC Torpedo Moscow protest after Russian side sign black defender Erving Botaka-Yoboma Enyimba in narrow win over Williamsville in CAF Confederation Cup Stoke City's Oghenekaro Etebo reportedly turned down Watford move Anthony Joshua: 'I'd rather lose than be a drugs cheat' Ronaldo targets Champions League glory at new club Juventus Emery at Arsenal: Long live the king World Cup 2018: France & Nigeria stars in U23 Player of the Tournament Who's in charge? Nigeria's professional league has been suspended indefinitely

 

Most Read Rangers International going, going . . . (44,000 views) Amaju Pinnick: A cat with nine lives (36,156 views) Missing $150,000 IAAF Grant: Solomon Dalung’s Hide and Seek game (35,050 views) Sports Development: Zenith Bank on the zenith (34,015 views) Current issues in Nigerian sports: Matters arising (33,093 views) Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje’s solid footprints, commitment to sports development in Kano State (32,794 views) Commonwealth Games 2018: Shame of Muhammadu Buhari, Solomon Dalung (32,339 views) Olopade, BET9A wave of revolution in NNL (32,016 views) Ibrahimovic’s Man U exit: Whose decision is it? And in whose interest? (29,327 views) World Cup Friendlies: Eagles Beware! (28,594 views) Let’s save Kelechi Emeteole's life! Let’s follow Omeruo, others' shining examples (28,338 views) Nkechi Obi and Nationwide League: One success story (27,674 views)

 

 

 

 

 

News Athletics (245) Basketball (98) Boxing (493) Columnists (317) Euro Soccer Update (2995) Fans Assembly (3) From the Grassroots (39) Golf (62) Interviews (14) Live Commentary (2) News (3847) NPL Glo Premier League (951) People and Places (22) Readers Parliament (5) Tennis (410)

 

 

 

Phone numbers

Tel: +234(0)8066020976
+234(0)8055068145
+234(0)7013416146
+234(0)8094272884

Email addresses

info@dailysportsng.com
support@dailysportsng.com
publisher@dailysportsng.com

Office address

No 3, Adetoun Close, Off College Road, Ogba, Ikeja Lagos.
Website: www.dailysportsng.com

Social Media