Sami Khedira Out of Juventus’ Clash Against Atletico Madrid With Irregular Heartbeat

Juventus will be without Sami Khedira when they face Atletico Madrid in the Champions League last 16 on Wednesday, as the midfielder has not travelled with the squad due to an irregular heartbeat.  Massimiliano Allegri confirmed Khedira’s absence from the travelling contingent in his pre-match press conference on Tuesday, revealing the 31-year-old had stayed in Italy for ‘medical checks’. A report on the Juve website later explained that the German midfielder has stayed in Turin for tests and ‘eventual treatment of an atrial arrhythmia’ – a condition commonly known as an irregular heartbeat. The worrying news means Khedira joins…

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