A former professional Premier League footballer has called for an investigation after yet another player suddenly collapsed in the middle of a match last night.
Sheffield United midfielder John Fleck fell to the ground during his team’s game at Reading and had to be taken off on a stretcher after receiving lengthy treatment and being given an oxygen mask.
The 30-year-old Scottish international “went down unchallenged before team-mates quickly waved medics on,” reports BBC News.
Fleck was taken to hospital where he is said to be in good condition.
The player becomes yet another unfortunate addition to a lengthy list of footballers and other top athletes who have suddenly collapsed on the field of play in recent months.
Sheffield United midfielder John Fleck was taken to hospital after collapsing on the pitch during their Championship match at Reading.
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As we previously highlighted, major German newspaper Berliner Zeitung recently published a report seeking to answer why an “unusually large number of professional and amateur soccer players have collapsed recently.”
The article listed a large number of recent cases of footballers who have had heart problems or collapsed on the field, in some cases leading to death.