Marseille's Remy cleared to play

August 24, 2010

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 career.

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 mind.


"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 healthy."

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

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