BUENOS AIRES (FIBA Americas Championship) - Fabricio Oberto could end his brief retirement and play for Argentina at the FIBA Americas Championship in Mar del Plata this summer.
The veteran center quit playing in November because of the arrhythmia that he began experiencing in 2008.
The 35-year-old, who played at last summer's FIBA World Championship in Turkey before joining Portland, felt lightheadedness and dizziness in a game and retired shortly after.
On his last visit to the Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia in Austin, Texas, doctors examined Oberto and decided he was able to return to training.
Oberto, who is working out 35 minutes a day, told Ole newspaper: "For now I am calm.
"I was sure when I took the decision to retire and I have to be now.
"Today I am a former player, but with the dream to be at the 2011 FIBA Americas Championship.
"I hope that it happens, but I don't want to hurry and make false steps."
The two top teams at the FIBA Americas Championship will qualify for the 2012 Olympics.
Argentina coach Julio Lamas has confirmed that barring injury, Manu Ginobili, Carlos Delfino, Andres Nocioni, Luis Scola, Pancho Jasen, Pablo Prigioni and Leonardo Gutierrez will be in the squad that plays in Mar del Plata.