Marseille forward Loic Remy cleared to play

Marseille forward Loic Remy was cleared to play Tuesday despite
a heart problem.

Marseille said that doubts about Remy’s health were removed
after the player underwent additional medical tests on Monday that
showed the heart abnormality was no obstacle to his footballing

Club doctor Christophe Baudot said that heart specialists
consulted by the club were of the opinion that Remy was fit for
practicing sport at a high level.

”I am relieved to know the outcome,” Remy said. ”It will
allow me to work with Marseille in good condition with a free

”When you go through such moments, you don’t feel calm. But I’d
rather have it happen that way and really know today that I’m

Remy joined Marseille from Nice last Thursday for a reported ?15
million ($19 million) fee, but his debut was put on hold the
following day after a medical examination revealed a heart

The 23-year-old forward, who signed a five-year contract with
Marseille, said he never felt any specific pain throughout his