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Cassano reveals stroke fears

12 May 2012 18:25

Antonio Cassano said he feared he might not see his son again as he began to lose sight in his left eye during an ischemic stroke last October.

The AC Milan forward was forced to undergo an emergency heart procedure after falling ill in the aftermath of his club's 3-2 victory over Roma in the Italian capital.

Cassano made a rapid recovery from the surgery and returned to action last month, but the Italy international said he had initially doubted if he was going to come through it.

"I was fine, I was happy to come off the bench (against Roma)," the Italy international told Milan Channel.

"On the plane I felt good. All of a sudden on the bus at the airport, after we landed, my head started to spin; I could not see well with my left eye.

"The doctor told me: 'I'll take you to the hospital.' I did not want to go and we argued over it for half an hour.

"When we decided to go to the hospital, I started to have trouble speaking. I thought, but the words would not come out. At that moment, I started thinking about my son and seeing him one more time."

Turning his attention to this season's Serie A title race, the former Sampdoria man said Milan would have won easily had they not had been plagued by injuries.

"Firstly, we have to congratulate Juve," Cassano said. "But we had a billion injuries, without which we would have won by a six or seven-point margin.

"We are by far the strongest team in Italy but we did not have consistency like Juve. But Milan went out to win it all, and we will give our all next season too."

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Serie A table

# Team MP D P
1 0 +0 0
2 0 +0 0
3 0 +0 0
4 0 +0 0
5 0 +0 0
6 0 +0 0
7 0 +0 0
8 0 +0 0
9 0 +0 0
10 0 +0 0
11 0 +0 0
12 0 +0 0
13 0 +0 0
14 0 +0 0
15 0 +0 0
16 0 +0 0
17 0 +0 0
18 0 +0 0
19 0 +0 0
20 0 +0 0

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