Just a few minutes passed since the start of the Premiere League match between Swansea and Tottenham when Bafetimbi Gomis fell on the ground. Fans and white label sportsbooks who saw what happened on Wednesday were very worried, especially since it’s not the first time that the player collapses.
Gomis fell on the ground while the players were on their way to start the game again after Nacer Chadli gave Tottenham a lead early during the meeting, but later on the player was considered “fine”, to the relief of the fans.
For four minutes, the striker from France was being treated by the medical staff, and the player was then pulled out of the pitch on a stretcher. By then he had an oxygen mask on and was conscious.
The player left the pitch to the applause of the fans – something that he recognised – and Nelson Oliveira replaced the player in the meeting.
In the game’s half-time, there was some very good news, as Swansea said that the player did not end up going to a hospital.
“He is fine,” said a spokesperson. “He is in the medical room.
“It is something we have been aware of – it is something called a vasovagal condition.
“We have always been aware of it and it has happened before. He has had all the medical and cardiology tests with us.”
Many fans and white label sportsbooks know that this is not the first time that the player loses consciousness, as he already passed out on three occasions in the time that he spent with Lyon, and the last time that this happened took place in 2009, in a training session with France that year.
When this happened, Jean-Michel Aulas, the team’s president, said that he was feeling “worried” about the player.
“We can’t not be worried, it scares you each time,” said Aulas. “A vasovagal episode (fainting) is part of the things that can happen to people who have this type of constitution.
“It’s now three times that it’s happened. Yes, I’m worried.”
Fabrice Muamba – former midfielder for Bolton – went into cardiac arrest in 2012 at White Hart Lane, in what was a quarter-final FA Cup meeting that took place in the venue, and football fans won’t forget when this took place, but they’re glad to know that the now-retired player is doing just fine.