February 7, 2020 / 6:28 AM / 10 days ago

Soccer-Dutchman Van Wolfswinkel back training after brain surgery

Feb 7 (Reuters) - FC Basel centre forward Ricky van Wolfswinkel has returned to full training after recovering from surgery to treat a brain aneurysm, the Swiss Super League side have said.

The Dutch 31-year-old, who has also played for Sporting Lisbon and Norwich City, was diagnosed with the condition in August last year during scans following a concussion and underwent surgery immediately.

"Ricky van Wolfswinkel is available to Marcel Koller's team again ... the therapy went according to plan," Basel said in a statement here posted on their website along with a video of the player training with his team mates.

Van Wolfswinkel has made two international appearances for the Netherlands, the last of which was in 2013. (Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford peter.rutherford@thomsonreuters.com; +822 6936 1482)

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