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http://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/scotsol/homepage/news/article3144352.ece

 

FORMER Aberdeen ace Markus Heikkinen has been struck down with deadly meningitis.

The 31-year-old was diagnosed last week after complaining to doctors of blinding headaches.

 

Midfielder Heikkinen, who now plays for Austria's Rapid Vienna, is expected to remain in hospital for at least a week.

 

Doctors in Vienna have put him on a high dose of antibiotics to fight the infection.

 

Finland international Heikkinen played 68 times for the Dons and scored twice between 2003 and 2005.

 

An Aberdeen spokesman said: "We're devastated to hear this news. Markus is a great guy and very popular with fans.

 

"But I'm sure he has the strength and character to pull through."

 

It is not known what strain of meningitis Swedish-born Heikkinen is suffering from.

 

Most people with viral meningitis can recover within a couple of weeks.

 

 

Best of luck Markus.

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