KENYA BROWN - Sunday, June 14, 2020
Antonee Robinson has made his return to training with English Championship team Wigan Athletic after successfully undergoing treatment for an irregular heart rhythm.
The English-born American left-back was on the verge of a big move to Italian Serie A team AC Milan during the January transfer window before it was scuppered near the deadline when it was discovered that he had a heart ailment while undergoing a physical exam. This also forced him to sit out of games for Wigan prior to the league's suspension due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
However, thanks to further testing and treatment, Robinson has been given the all-clear to return to full training with his Latics teammates as the Championship restarts play on June 20.
The 22-year-old expressed his gratitude to everyone that has helped him along the way to make his return to the field.
"I would like to thank everyone who has supported me over the last few months, with a special thanks to club doctor Jonathan Tobin, the club's medical staff and all of the team involved at the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital," said Robinson. I can't wait to get back to doing what I love. It has been a challenging time but I have good people around me. I am glad to be able to get back to training with the guys and to have the opportunity to play for Wigan Athletic again."
Since moving permanently to Wigan from Everton in 2019, Robinson has made the left-back spot his own, appearing in 30 games in the current season.
With Wigan languishing in 20th place in the standings and not safe from relegation, Robinson will hope that he can contribute to the team's efforts to avoid the drop down to League One.
Robinson will look to see action for Wigan when they restart the season on June 20 with a game against Huddersfield Town.