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Football

Ireland football coach has neck surgery
AP
Dublin, January 06, 2011
First Published: 00:19 IST(6/1/2011)
Last Updated: 00:20 IST(6/1/2011)

Ireland coach Giovanni Trapattoni undergone neck surgery and said he was "recovering well." The Italian said the scheduled operation on the carotid artery took place last Tuesday in Milan. That type of surgery is generally done to help reduce the risk of a stroke.

Ireland coach Giovanni Trapattoni has undergone neck surgery and says he is "recovering well."

The Italian says the scheduled operation on the carotid artery took place last Tuesday in Milan. That type of surgery is generally done to help reduce the risk of a stroke.

In the statement released Wednesday by the Football Association of Ireland, Trapattoni says, "contrary to media speculation, I can confirm that I have not suffered a stroke."

The 71-year-old former Italy coach says he plans to be back on Jan. 24 to announce the squad for a match against Wales on Feb 8. Trapattoni spent a week in the hospital in August after undergoing surgery following abdominal pain.


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