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Ángel Correa out 6 months after heart surgery

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The 19-year-old Argentine striker will miss six months after surgery to remove a tumor from his heart.

Argentina's San Lorenzo midfielder Angel Correa celebrates after scoring against Brazil's Gremio during the Copa Libertadores 2014 round before the quarterfinals first leg football match at Pedro Bidegain stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on April
Argentina's San Lorenzo midfielder Angel Correa celebrates after scoring against Brazil's Gremio during the Copa Libertadores 2014 round before the quarterfinals first leg football match at Pedro Bidegain stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on April
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Ángel Correa will miss the next six months after undergoing surgery to remove a tumor in his heart. The San Lorenzo striker had the operation last month in New York, and will have to stay on the sideline until at least January to ensure there isn't a recurrence of the problem.

The issue was discovered in late May during a routine medical exam ahead of Correa's transfer to Atlético Madrid. The deal is still expected to go through despite the surgery, and the 19-year-old striker has reportedly agreed to a five-year deal with Los Colchoneros.

Correa is expected to make a full recovery and he should be able to resume his playing career next year.

Mundo Deportivo is reporting that San Lorenzo has agreed to leave the deal on hold to ensure that Correa is able to make a full recovery.