From Christian Eriksen to Fabrice Muamba: 6 footballers who collapsed on-field
Christian Eriksen of Denmark is the latest footballer to collapse on the field during the UEFA Euro 2020. While he is doing stable for now, he joins the list of some footballers who collapsed while on-field during play. Unfortunately, some were not as lucky as Eriksen.
The football fraternity is abuzz following the scary on-field collapse of Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen during the 2020 UEFA Euro clash against Finland on Saturday. Nevertheless, his condition remains stable, having been hospitalised.
However, he is not the first footballer to suffer the dreadful fate, while some were not as lucky as Eriksen. On the same note, we take a look at six footballers who collapsed on the field.
Starting with the man of the moment itself, during the clash against Finland, he collapsed unconscious by the touchline right before half-time. The medical team performed a Cardiopulmonary resuscitation before he was stretchered out of the arena and taken to a hospital, where he is currently stable.
The French striker has collapsed on the field not once but several occasions. Reportedly, he has a medical condition that causes him to faint. However, it is not a severe condition. To date, he has collapsed playing for Swansea City, Galatasaray and Al-Hilal.
Playing for Sevilla during the 2007-08 La Liga season, Antonio Puerta collapsed during the season opener against Getafe. Although he returned to the dressing room on his feet, he fainted again and was rushed to a hospital. He was at the hospital for three days and had reportedly suffered a heart attack before succumbing to multiple organ failures.
In 2004, the Hungarian striker was playing for Benfica against Vitoria Guimaraes when he fell backwards after suffering a heart attack while he had bent over earlier in severe pain. After the medical team tried to revive him into consciousness, he was rushed to the hospital, where doctors tried their best for 90 minutes, but to no avail.
The midfielder from Cameroon was once involved in a Confederations Cup game when he fainted on the field. The medics tried to revive him on the field before he was taken off on a stretcher. Although several and repeated attempts were made, he just could not make it back, thus dying.
The English striker was famous for playing with Bolton Wanderers. Unfortunately, during an FA Cup clash in 2012, he suffered a cardiac arrest on the field. After several attempts, he was eventually revived while being technically "dead" for 78 minutes. Nevertheless, his career came to an abrupt end as he retired at the age of 24.
NOTE: Asianet News humbly requests everyone to wear masks, sanitise, maintain social distancing and get vaccinated as soon as eligible. Together we can and will break the chain #ANCares #IndiaFightsCorona