Juventus have confirmed that Sami Khedira will be out of action for the next month after undergoing successful interventional therapy for his irregular heartbeat.

It was revealed earlier that the Germany international would miss the Bianconeri's Champions League last 16 clash against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday to be treated for atrial arrhythmia. 


The condition causes an irregular and sometimes abnormally fast heart rate, and can often lead to issues including dizziness, shortness of breath and tiredness.

Now, in a confirmation statement posted on Juventus' ​official club website, it read: "Today in the morning the player Sami Khedira underwent electrophysiological study and successful interventional therapy with ablation of an arrhythmogenic atrial focus, performed by Prof. Fiorenzo Gaita, JM cardiologist consultant for ​Juventus.

"After a short period of convalescence the above mentioned player will be able to resume his activity approximately within one month."

The 31-year-old had complained of his heart beating faster during team training on Tuesday, and was immediately sent for treatment.

Bianconeri manager Massimiliano Allegri confirmed (as quoted by ​France24): "Sami Khedira is out of the squad, he stayed in Turin to undergo further tests.

"He's an important player for us with good international experience."

The timescale on the former ​Real Madrid star's recovery means Khedira will now also likely miss the return leg against ​Atletico at the Allianz Stadium next month on 12 March