The 18-year-old central defender needed an operation after he was diagnosed with an enlarged aorta during a routine check-up in October.
The condition, very rare for a person of his age, could prove fatal if undetected.
Alan Shearer: “It’s an incredible story as he was just tested after what happened to Bolton Wanderers’ Fabrice Muamba.
“He actually said to me when they gave him his results, he thought they were joking.
“Now he’s had the operation, he’s back on the mend, and hopefully he’ll be back playing professional football in a few months’ time.
“It shows that a little good has come out of Muamba’s situation, which was unfortunate for Fabrice but, in a way, he’s helped someone else.”
Source: Newcastle United Mad