The Italian Institute of Medicine as the final board to give verdict about Cassano’s health condition, finally confirmed that the striker can now re-start his footballing career after the short break due to his minor heart surgery few months ago.
Confirmed by Milan’s official site, Cassano will likely see the pitch as soon as possible since he has been training again for quite a while now, although haven’t really been involved in all of the squad’s full session. However, after getting the clear to play decision, it’s pretty obvious that the Italian international will be having full training session again and might even be included in the team’s setup for upcoming serie A matches.
“AC Milan would like to communicate that Antonio Cassano has been given the go-ahead to play by the various legal and medical institutes involved in evaluating his case. Cassano can join the rest of the squad in training immediately and will also be available for selection,” read an official news from Milan’s site.
The Italian international has been absent from the pitch since October after feeling ill right after Milan’s game against Roma, which eventually resulting in an operation which forced him to stop playing for a while. Previously there’s many suggestion saying that Cassano’s season might be over, but this latest news has obviously ruled out that situation as not only he can start playing again for Milan, the ex-As Roma star might even make it to Euro 2012.
Latest rumors even claimed that Cassano might already be available from the bench for Milan’s weekend league game against Fiorentina, which would definitely be a wonderful surprise for every Rossoneri fans. For now, the most important thing for the Italian striker is getting his match fitness back again as after having such a surgery, it would be better if he gets into 100% fitness before eventually stepping on the pitch again. Nevertheless, this news is a wonderful boost for Milan and also Italian football in general, since the Bari native is one of most loved footballing talent in the country.