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McIlroy plays down heartbeat irregularity

From BBC - January 13, 2018

Rory McIlroy has played down concerns over his health after revealing he has a minor heartbeat irregularity.

McIlroy, 28, says a recent medical had revealed the issue, which he has described as "not that big of a deal".

In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, the world number 11 said the abnormality may be linked to a viral infection he contracted 18 months ago.

However, McIlroy says he is now fit and healthy and looking forward to getting his 2018 season under way.

The four-time major winner cut short his 2017 schedule in order to undergo treatment on a rib injury, which he says has now healed, and news of his latest health setback had led to concerns over his plans for this year.

Responding to coverage of the interview, the Northern Irishman posted an update on his Instagram account on Saturday.

"Yesterday I did an interview with the Daily Telegraph where I spoke about a range of topics regarding the last three months of my life," said McIlroy.

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