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Clint Dempsey undergoes second procedure on heart

United States v Ecuador: Quarterfinal - Copa America Centenario

SEATTLE, WA - JUNE 16: Clint Dempsey #8 of the United States follows the play against against Ecuador during the 2016 Quarterfinal - Copa America Centenario match at CenturyLink Field on June 16, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

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Clint Dempsey has undergone a second heart procedure.

The Seattle Sounders and U.S. national team forward, 33, hasn’t played since August when he was diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat and after returning to practice in September he was ruled out for the rest of the Major League Soccer season by Sounders GM Garth Lagerwey.

On Thursday Dempsey’s brother, Ryan, sent out a message on Twitter (which has since been deleted) asking for people to pray for his brother Clint as he undergoes a second heart procedure.

Quickly messages from plenty of the U.S. Soccer family came flooding in with everyone sending their best wishes for Dempsey.

Dempsey is the second highest goalscorer all-time for the USMNT with 52 goals (five behind Landon Donovan’s record) and is the fourth most-capped player of all-time with 130 appearances for the U.S. which include being part of the squads in the last three World Cup competitions.

Get well soon, Clint.

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