Khouma Babacar, a Senegal footballer is currently recovering after he collapsed during a training session on Thursday, July 8.
His club has confirmed he suffered heart spam in their pre-season camp.
Khouma Babacar who plays in Turkey, fell to the ground in training and he was immediately rushed to the hospital. Confirming the incident, his club said in a statement;
“Our football player Khouma Babacar, who became ill this morning in the Burdur camp, was found to have had a heart spasm as a result of the first examinations made at the Burdur State Hospital,” A club statement read.
“Further examinations and treatment of our football player will be carried out at Private Alanya Anadolu Hospital under the supervision of our club doctor Ismail Yetkin. We convey our best wishes to our football player and wish him a speedy recovery.”
Babacar has also taken to Instagram to reveal he is recovering.
“I’m fine. Thanks, everyone,” he wrote with a picture of himself on the hospital bed.”
This is coming after Denmark midfielder, Christian Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest during his country’s Euro 2021 opener against Finland last month.
The incident happened during the first half of the game as Eriksen was walking alone near the sideline in the 42nd minute when he appeared to stumble and then fall forward.
His teammates immediately waved for trainers to rush to his aid. The players formed a circle to shield Eriksen as the medical teams performed chest compressions on the player.