dempsey out with heart issue
Seattle Sounders and U.S. national team forward Clint Dempsey is having medical evaluations for an irregular heartbeat, the MLS club announced Friday, and has been ruled out for Sunday's match at Portland.
A more specific recovery timetable is on hold until further testing.
Dempsey, 33, played in all 90 minutes of last Sunday's game but did not travel with the team to its midweek game at Houston.
Dempsey had related health concerns throughout the 2016 season, according to reports, until the issue came to a head before the official diagnosis this week.
Dempsey will miss the U.S. national team's camp ahead of two September World Cup qualifiers.
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