English Premiership

Gomis 'fine' after collapse

2015-03-05 09:23
Bafetimbi Gomis (File)

London - Swansea City striker Bafetimbi Gomis moved to reassure concerned onlookers that he was "feeling well" after collapsing during his side's 3-2 Premier League defeat at Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday.

"I wanted to reassure you concerning my health, it actually looks much more scary than physically dangerous and I am feeling well now," Gomis wrote on Twitter after the match at White Hart Lane.

Gomis, 29, fainted and fell to the ground shortly after Spurs took a seventh-minute lead and was given oxygen by medical staff before being carried off on a stretcher and taken to hospital.

The France international has what is known as a vasovagal condition, which had seen him previously faint three times during his time with former club Lyon, and said the problem had been exacerbated by stress.

"I have been under a great deal of stress and fatigue due to my father (sic) health that requires me to go back and forth to France," he added on Twitter.

"I was disappointed that I couldn't help my team tonight but now everything is back in order. I also want to thank everyone for their support and get well messages."

Swansea manager Garry Monk said: "Bafetimbi Gomis is fine. He went to hospital as a precaution, but he is fine. That's the main thing.

"He just needed a minute, but he was talking when he came off the pitch. We understand his history. He has had all the tests, but it's just part of life for him."

Gomis's former France and Lyon team-mate Hugo Lloris, who was playing in goal for Spurs, added: "It's not the first time, but it's always a big moment of worry for all the stadium and the players.

"Everyone was scared, but the most important thing is Bafe is much better now and I hope he will recover well and be involved for the next game."

White Hart Lane was the scene of a dramatic episode in March 2012 when Bolton Wanderers midfielder Fabrice Muamba collapsed on the pitch after suffering a cardiac arrest during an FA Cup tie.

Although his heart stopped for 78 minutes, he made a full recovery, but had to retire from professional football later that year.

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk
Breaking News

Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2018/19 season?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.