Worry as former Chelsea star taken off pitch mid-game due to serious medical reason

DAVID LUIZ is out with suspected “viral hepatitis” after being forced off at half-time.

The former Chelsea and Arsenal defender, 35, felt extreme fatigue during the first half of Flamengo’s 3-1 victory over Sao Paulo.

Although Luiz is remaining quiet about the diagnosis, Brazil outlet Globo claims that the ex-Prem star is suffering from viral hepatitis.

The Brazilian hero was complaining of poor sleep and showing signs of a viral infection.

He told Globo following the match: “Look, I have a little more serious problem.

“I’m going to do some tests. Then I’ll tell you what it is.”

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