Newcastle ace Mo Diame to contact Patrick van Aanholt following recent heart scare

“I played with him at Wigan so I will call him and give him any advice he may need”

Mo Diame

“I have been though that and it’s something you have to be careful about.

“I do not know the exact details but like me, he will want to carry on playing football with no worries in the back of his mind.”

Football fans everywhere will recall the horrific scenes when Bolton’s Fabrice Muamba collapsed at White Hart Lane but Diame believes that since that near-fatal episode, football has become even safer.

“That was scary but because of that incident, the medical side is even more thorough and at every game, there are more precautions,” he said.

“When I was diagnosed, it was a tough moment for me but I have now been playing football over here for eight years and there is no problem.

“I have to be checked to see there is nothing bad going on but it is more a case of monitoring than anything else.”

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