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Michael Carrick vows to play on at Manchester United despite heart condition that led to cardiac ablation

Michael Carrick was forced to have procedure on his heart after the Manchester United midfielder had been struck down by dizzy spells. Carrick underwent a cardiac ablation to correct an irregular heart rhythm after suffering a health scare during United’s League Cup victory over Burton Albion in late September. The 36 year-old took a funny turn during the second half of the 4-1 win, and although he was able to finish the 90 minutes, an ECG machine was sent down to United’s dressing room by paramedics at the end of the game and Carrick tested as a precaution. Carrick subsequently wore a heart monitor in training, and although he was named among the substitutes for the next game against Southampton, problems persisted and he was referred to a cardiologist at the Alexandra hospital in Cheadle for more tests. It was established he required a cardiac ablation, which involves catheters being placed into a vein in the groin or wrist and gently moved in the correct position in the heart under local anaesthetic The exact area of the problem is pinpointed using a electrophysiology study with radiofrequency or freezing then used to destroy the affected area inside the heart that has caused the abnormal heart rhythm. It is thought Carrick was given a full assessment around eight weeks later to establish that the procedure had been a success, although it limited the amount of training the player was able to do over that period. The Burton game remains Carrick’s only appearance so far this season but the club captain is thought to be targeting United’s final Champions League game at home to CSKA Moscow on Tuesday week for his comeback. He has also been hampered by a calf problem and illness that has delayed his return. Carrick – who is contracted until the end of this season - is thought to have been left feeling “a bit down” by the situation, according to friends, but he is now close to full fitness and a return. In a statement released on his Facebook account, Carrick said: “I just want to clear up my situation as I’ve had quite a few people asking if I’m ok and why I haven’t been fit over the last couple of months. After feeling strange during the 2nd half of the Burton game in September I underwent a series of tests. “It turned out to be an irregular heart rhythm which has been fully investigated and I had a procedure called a cardiac ablation. I had to build up training steadily whilst being monitored closely but I feel fine now. “I would like to reassure everyone that I’m healthy and back training hard with the team. I’m building up my fitness and aiming to be back in contention for selection soon. Thanks for your support.”

Championship - Brentford vs Burton Albion

Soccer Football - Championship - Brentford vs Burton Albion - Griffin Park, London, Britain - November 21, 2017 Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough after the final whistle Action Images/John Sibley EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.

Championship - Brentford vs Burton Albion

Soccer Football - Championship - Brentford vs Burton Albion - Griffin Park, London, Britain - November 21, 2017 Burton Albion’s Ben Turner after the final whistle Action Images/John Sibley EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.

Championship - Brentford vs Burton Albion

Soccer Football - Championship - Brentford vs Burton Albion - Griffin Park, London, Britain - November 21, 2017 Brentford’s Andreas Bjelland after the final whistle Action Images/John Sibley EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.

Championship - Brentford vs Burton Albion

Soccer Football - Championship - Brentford vs Burton Albion - Griffin Park, London, Britain - November 21, 2017 Burton Albion’s Marvin Sordell with Brentford’s Andreas Bjelland and John Egan Action Images/John Sibley EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.

Championship - Brentford vs Burton Albion

Soccer Football - Championship - Brentford vs Burton Albion - Griffin Park, London, Britain - November 21, 2017 Burton Albion’s Ben Turner scores their first goal Action Images/John Sibley EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.

Championship - Brentford vs Burton Albion

Soccer Football - Championship - Brentford vs Burton Albion - Griffin Park, London, Britain - November 21, 2017 Burton Albion’s Ben Turner celebrates scoring their first goal Action Images/John Sibley EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.

Championship - Brentford vs Burton Albion

Soccer Football - Championship - Brentford vs Burton Albion - Griffin Park, London, Britain - November 21, 2017 Burton Albion’s Ben Turner scores their first goal Action Images/John Sibley EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.

Championship - Brentford vs Burton Albion

Soccer Football - Championship - Brentford vs Burton Albion - Griffin Park, London, Britain - November 21, 2017 Burton Albion’s Will Miller and Brentford’s Josh Clarke Action Images/John Sibley EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.

Championship - Brentford vs Burton Albion

Soccer Football - Championship - Brentford vs Burton Albion - Griffin Park, London, Britain - November 21, 2017 Burton Albion’s Matty Lund and Brentford’s Ollie Watkins Action Images/John Sibley EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.

Championship - Brentford vs Burton Albion

Soccer Football - Championship - Brentford vs Burton Albion - Griffin Park, London, Britain - November 21, 2017 Burton Albion’s Matt Palmer and Brentford’s Ollie Watkins Action Images/John Sibley EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.

Championship - Brentford vs Burton Albion

Soccer Football - Championship - Brentford vs Burton Albion - Griffin Park, London, Britain - November 21, 2017 Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough Action Images/John Sibley EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.

Championship - Brentford vs Burton Albion

Soccer Football - Championship - Brentford vs Burton Albion - Griffin Park, London, Britain - November 21, 2017 Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough Action Images/John Sibley EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.

Championship - Brentford vs Burton Albion

Soccer Football - Championship - Brentford vs Burton Albion - Griffin Park, London, Britain - November 21, 2017 Brentford’s Neal Maupay and Burton Albion’s Kyle McFadzean Action Images/John Sibley EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.

Championship - Brentford vs Burton Albion

Soccer Football - Championship - Brentford vs Burton Albion - Griffin Park, London, Britain - November 21, 2017 Brentford’s Ollie Watkins and Burton Albion’s Lucas Akins Action Images/John Sibley EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.

Championship - Brentford vs Burton Albion

Soccer Football - Championship - Brentford vs Burton Albion - Griffin Park, London, Britain - November 21, 2017 Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough Action Images/John Sibley EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.

Championship - Brentford vs Burton Albion

Soccer Football - Championship - Brentford vs Burton Albion - Griffin Park, London, Britain - November 21, 2017 Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough and Burton Albion’s Will Miller Action Images/John Sibley EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.

Championship - Brentford vs Burton Albion

Soccer Football - Championship - Brentford vs Burton Albion - Griffin Park, London, Britain - November 21, 2017 Brentford Manager Dean Smith Action Images/John Sibley EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.

Championship - Burton Albion vs Sheffield United

Soccer Football - Championship - Burton Albion vs Sheffield United - Pirelli Stadium, Burton, Britain - November 17, 2017 Sheffield United's Paul Coutts is stretchered off injured Action Images/Carl Recine

Championship - Burton Albion vs Sheffield United

Soccer Football - Championship - Burton Albion vs Sheffield United - Pirelli Stadium, Burton, Britain - November 17, 2017 Sheffield United's Paul Coutts lies injured Action Images/Carl Recine

Championship - Burton Albion vs Sheffield United

Soccer Football - Championship - Burton Albion vs Sheffield United - Pirelli Stadium, Burton, Britain - November 17, 2017 Sheffield United's Paul Coutts in action with Burton Albion's Lucas Akins Action Images/Jason Cairnduff

Championship - Burton Albion vs Sheffield United

Soccer Football - Championship - Burton Albion vs Sheffield United - Pirelli Stadium, Burton, Britain - November 17, 2017 Sheffield United's Billy Sharp scores his sides first goal from the penalty spot Action Images/Jason Cairnduff

Championship - Burton Albion vs Sheffield United

Soccer Football - Championship - Burton Albion vs Sheffield United - Pirelli Stadium, Burton, Britain - November 17, 2017 Sheffield United's Paul Coutts receives medical attention Action Images/Carl Recine

Championship - Burton Albion vs Sheffield United

Soccer Football - Championship - Burton Albion vs Sheffield United - Pirelli Stadium, Burton, Britain - November 17, 2017 Sheffield United's Paul Coutts lies injured Action Images/Carl Recine

Championship - Burton Albion vs Sheffield United

Soccer Football - Championship - Burton Albion vs Sheffield United - Pirelli Stadium, Burton, Britain - November 17, 2017 Sheffield United's Billy Sharp celebrates scoring his sides first goal Action Images/Jason Cairnduff

Championship - Burton Albion vs Sheffield United

Soccer Football - Championship - Burton Albion vs Sheffield United - Pirelli Stadium, Burton, Britain - November 17, 2017 Billy Sharp scores Sheffield United's first goal Action Images/Carl Recine

Championship - Burton Albion vs Sheffield United

Soccer Football - Championship - Burton Albion vs Sheffield United - Pirelli Stadium, Burton, Britain - November 17, 2017 Sheffield United's Paul Coutts in action with Burton Albion's Lucas Akins Action Images/Jason Cairnduff

Championship - Burton Albion vs Sheffield United

Soccer Football - Championship - Burton Albion vs Sheffield United - Pirelli Stadium, Burton, Britain - November 17, 2017 Sheffield United's Leon Clarke celebrates scoring his sides third goal Action Images/Jason Cairnduff EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.

Championship - Burton Albion vs Sheffield United

Soccer Football - Championship - Burton Albion vs Sheffield United - Pirelli Stadium, Burton, Britain - November 17, 2017 Sheffield United's Leon Clarke celebrates scoring his sides third goal Action Images/Jason Cairnduff EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.

Championship - Burton Albion vs Sheffield United

Soccer Football - Championship - Burton Albion vs Sheffield United - Pirelli Stadium, Burton, Britain - November 17, 2017 Sheffield United's Leon Clarke scoring his sides third goal Action Images/Jason Cairnduff EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.

Championship - Burton Albion vs Sheffield United

Soccer Football - Championship - Burton Albion vs Sheffield United - Pirelli Stadium, Burton, Britain - November 17, 2017 Billy Sharp's tattoo Action Images/Carl Recine EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.

Championship - Burton Albion vs Sheffield United

Soccer Football - Championship - Burton Albion vs Sheffield United - Pirelli Stadium, Burton, Britain - November 17, 2017 Burton manager Nigel Clough Action Images/Carl Recine EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.

Championship - Burton Albion vs Sheffield United

Soccer Football - Championship - Burton Albion vs Sheffield United - Pirelli Stadium, Burton, Britain - November 17, 2017 Sheffield United's Mark Duffy in action Burton Albion's Luke Murphy Action Images/Jason Cairnduff EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.

Championship - Burton Albion vs Sheffield United

Soccer Football - Championship - Burton Albion vs Sheffield United - Pirelli Stadium, Burton, Britain - November 17, 2017 Sheffield United's Leon Clarke in action with Burton Albion's Kyle McFadzean Action Images/Jason Cairnduff EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.

Championship - Burton Albion vs Sheffield United

Soccer Football - Championship - Burton Albion vs Sheffield United - Pirelli Stadium, Burton, Britain - November 17, 2017 Sheffield United's Cameron Carter-Vickers in action with Burton Albion's Marvin Sordell Action Images/Jason Cairnduff EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.

Championship - Burton Albion vs Sheffield United

Soccer Football - Championship - Burton Albion vs Sheffield United - Pirelli Stadium, Burton, Britain - November 17, 2017 Sheffield United's Paul Coutts in action with Burton Albion's Lucas Akins Action Images/Jason Cairnduff EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.

Championship - Burton Albion vs Sheffield United

Soccer Football - Championship - Burton Albion vs Sheffield United - Pirelli Stadium, Burton, Britain - November 17, 2017 Burton's Neil Warnock catches his captains armband Action Images/Carl Recine EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.

Championship - Burton Albion vs Sheffield United

Soccer Football - Championship - Burton Albion vs Sheffield United - Pirelli Stadium, Burton, Britain - November 17, 2017 Sheffield United's Paul Coutts lies injured Action Images/Carl Recine EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.

Championship - Burton Albion vs Sheffield United

Soccer Football - Championship - Burton Albion vs Sheffield United - Pirelli Stadium, Burton, Britain - November 17, 2017 Sheffield United's Paul Coutts receives medical attention Action Images/Carl Recine EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.

Championship - Burton Albion vs Sheffield United

Soccer Football - Championship - Burton Albion vs Sheffield United - Pirelli Stadium, Burton, Britain - November 17, 2017 Sheffield United's Paul Coutts is stretchered off injured Action Images/Carl Recine EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.

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