Chelsea star Conor Gallagher overcame worrying heart problem which left him 'dizzy' and threatened his career | The Sun
CONOR GALLAGHER overcame a heart problem to become a Chelsea and England star.
The midfielder begun his journey to stardom at local side Epsom Eagles before the Blues snapped him up aged eight.
Gallagher impressed in the club's academy and eventually earned a call-up to the England Under-17s.
He was part of the side that sealed World Cup glory for the Young Lions in 2017 alongside Phil Foden, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Morgan Gibbs-White and Jadon Sancho.
Gallagher was rising through the ranks and pushing to make his first senior appearance when his career was nearly taken away from him.
In the summer of 2018, while in pre-season training with Chelsea, the then 18-year-old felt his heart beating strangely fast.
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Gallagher then fell ill in the subsequent days and went for checks amid concern something was seriously wrong, having suffered similar problems while with England.
He explained to The Guardian in 2020: "It was quite a tough one-v-one session and it was too much for me.
"I felt a bit dizzy and had to pull out of training and that’s when I got the checks, scans, and when they saw something was wrong."
It was revealed that Gallagher would require minor heart surgery to solve his irregular heartbeat.
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