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Brighton player to have heart surgery

Connor Goldson

Brighton defender Connor Goldson has been identified as having a heart issue and will miss the rest of the season.

The Championship club say routine cardiac screening discovered "a possible risk factor" with the 24-year-old's heart.

Centre-back Goldson will now have preventative surgery.

"This is a significant blow for Connor, and the club, but this is absolutely the right course of action," boss Chris Hughton told the club website.