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Allardyce to have Heart Surgery

November 21, 2009

It has been confirmed by Blackburn Rovers today that Sam Allardyce is to have heart surgery. Allardyce had been complaining of chest pains and discomfort and after consultations it has been revealed that he has a narrowing of one of his arteries.

He will have a procedure called Coronary Angioplasty and this means that he will miss a few games for Blackburn. Rovers are to face local rivals and Allardyce’s old club Bolton tomorrow, which of course he will miss and the games against Fulham and Stoke. They expect Allardyce to return in the dug-out for their Carling Cup clash with Chelsea at the start of next month.

Rovers chairman John Williams said

“Sam is very disappointed, particularly at missing the Bolton fixture, but his well being is of prime consideration.We all appreciate that Premier League football is a stressful business and prevention is always better than cure”

Assistant manager Neil McDonald will take charge of first team affairs during Allardyce’s absence.

WDKF wishes Sam Allardyce a speedy recovery.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. George permalink
    November 21, 2009 2:52 pm

    This isn’t a surprise at all.
    In a P.E lesson last week we watched a video in which Sam Allardyce, then of Bolton, and Dave Bassett, then of Leicester City, were wired up and had their heart rate and blood pressure measured throughout the game. The results were incredible.

    Big Sam’s resting heart rate is 46. During the match it reached an incredible 190. That’s almost 3 times his RHR. As for Bassett, his rose alarmingly high as well. It’s very interesting to see how much pressure these guys put on their body, even when just standing on the touchline Managing.

    I wish Sam a speedy recovery.

  2. George permalink
    November 21, 2009 2:52 pm

    I meant to say “that’s more than 3 times his RHR”.

  3. George permalink
    November 21, 2009 2:54 pm

    Ugh, not on form right now. *More than FOUR times his RHR. Sorry.

    • November 21, 2009 3:50 pm

      Lol I get ya :-)

      That is quite worrying though and that’s a while ago and if he’s had this much stress every game since then it really is no surprise.

      I was thinking about seeing what my heart rate is when I watch football, I think it’s pretty high!

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