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After Four Heart Operations, German Footballer Daniel Engelbrecht is Back

Back in July of 2013, Stuttgart Kickers striker Daniel Engelbrecht collapsed on the pitch during a game against Rot-Weiss Erfurt in the German third division and had to be given emergency resuscitation to keep him alive.

Having been rushed to hospital, a subsequent medical examination showed the 24-year-old had been suffering from an inflamed heart muscle as well as an abnormal heart rhythm.

A little over 16 months on down the line and Engelbrecht has made a full return to the game, thanks largely to an automatic defibrillator implanted into his chest.

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Stringerbell3123d ago

Playing with an anti defibrillator in his chest, he's taking a huge gamble with his life.