O’Connor cleared after heart scare

James O'Connor is back in training after recovering from a suspected heart problem.

There were very real concerns when the versatile back was laid low after Toulon's clash against fellow Top 14 side Oyonnax towards the end of February, with some local media reporting that he had suffered an unconfirmed heart attack.

However, after undergoing a series of tests and medical examinations in hospital, O'Connor was cleared to return to training.

'His rugby career is in no way called into question,' a club statement read on Tuesday. 'We will take the time to realise all the necessary examinations before the player returns to competition.'

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