Hot work. Bayer Leverkusen’s Bellarabi given medical all-clear

July 26 – Bayer Leverkusen winger Karim Bellarabi has been discharged from hospital after collapsing from exhaustion in a pre-season friendly.

The 28-year-old, who has won 11 caps for Germany, was replaced at half-time in Leverkusen’s 2-0 friendly win over Wuppertal.

Bellarabi was assessed in hospital before being given the all-clear by medical staff. Leverkusen said he “suffered excessive physical strain due to extreme heat”.

“Bellarabi will be given the chance to recuperate and therefore miss the next few training sessions,” read a club statement.

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