Bafétimbi Gomis collapsed on the field, and not for the first time

Swansea City’s Bafétimbi Gomis collapsed during the first half of the Welsh club’s Premier League game against Tottenham.

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The scene brought up memories of 2012, when then Bolton player Fabrice Muamba collapsed in the middle of the field, also against Tottenham.

Although there has been no official word on his condition, Gomis was not taken to the hospital after medics attended to him on the field for several minutes.

This isn’t the first time Gomis has collapsed. Back in 2009, he fainted three times in a year while contracted to Ligue 1‘s Lyon. Two of those incidents occurred while physically with Lyon, and once was on international duty with France. At the time, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas expressed concern, stating, “We can’t not be worried. It scares you each time.”

Each time. That’s a scary thought.

We can now add another time to that list. I’m not a medical doctor, but this seems like a terrifying thing to keep happening over and over again.

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