for over a month after his club detected an abnormal heart rhythm
during his preseason medical.
“According to the Club’s Medical Services, Adriano
Correia has undergone an electrophysiological study in order to treat
the abnormal heart rhythm discovered during his medical on Monday,” read
a statement on Barcelona’s official website.
“He will be sidelined for four to six weeks. The player will undergo physical training during this time.”
The 29-year-old Brazilian, who has been at the Nou Camp since 2010,
will therefore miss a large portion of Barcelona’s opening fixtures next
season as the club determine the treatment for the defender’s
According to Spanish press, Adriano underwent a full
electrophysiological study in order to examine the full extent of the
Adriano started 24 matches for Barcelona last season as they finished second in the La Liga standings to Atletico Madrid.