Antonio Cassano, diagnosed with heart trouble back in October, has been cleared to resume playing with AC Milan. The attacker fell ill after last fall's match with AS Roma, and was forced to undergo minor heart surgery. Now, a panel of medical experts has given their approval for his return to football, and the Istituto di Medicina Sportiva dell'Acqua Acetosa has confirmed that he may resume his playing career.
Prior to his diagnosis, Cassano had enjoyed a fine run of form with the rossoneri, challenging the likes of Robinho and Alexandre Pato for a starting role. With just seven matches left in the season -- and who knows how many left in the Champions League -- Cassano's next challenge is even more difficult: proving himself fit and able for Euro 2012. With the Italian national team still experiencing a shortage of stable strikers, he just might be able to realise that dream.