Antonio Cassano is a step closer to playing football again after getting the all clear from the Italian Federation of Sporting Doctors.
A panel of 10 medical experts examined his case today after the Milan man had minor heart surgery last autumn.
The attacker hasn’t played since last October when he fell ill on the flight home from Milan’s 3-2 win over Roma.
After undergoing a series of tests, Cassano was forced to undergo an operation in order to resolve the issue.
Today’s news means that the Italian international, who has resumed full training, now just needs clearance from the Istituto di Medicina Sportiva dell'Acqua Acetosa to resume his career.
Cassano is hungry to prove his fitness and form in time for Italy’s Euro 2012 bid.
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