Many athletes are experiencing heart problems and collapse on the court, which can be more or less serious, if not fatal. The latest famous case is that of the Barcelona star Sergio Aguero, who, due to a malignant arrhythmia, could be forced to retire.
But it is a problem that affects all sports. And cricket is unfortunately not exempt. Two Indian women player, Chinelle Henry and Chedean Nation, collapsed on the field during their team's second T20I against Pakistan Women in two separate incidents.
They have both recovered and they are back with the team ahead of the third and final T20I. Both incidents had taken place during Pakistan's chase, which was also beset by weather interruptions. On Twitter, Henry said: "I just want to thank you guys for all your concern and well wishes, and I am doing well.
No hospital stay, no restrictions. Now I'm just focussed on going out there and getting the series 3 -nil. " CWI said in a statement as reported by ESPNCricinfo: "Chinelle Henry and Chedean Nation were taken to hospital for medical attention.
Both Henry and Nation are conscious and stable at hospital and are being assessed."
1/2 Our WI Women @Chinelle48 and @cricketchick10 are back with the team, eager and rearing to go!
Thanks to our fans for your support and well wishes ?? pic.twitter.com/Cf37PrFox8 — Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) July 4, 2021
Myocarditis is inflammation of the heart muscle that can reduce the heart's ability to pump and cause rapid or abnormal heart rhythms.
Severe myocarditis weakens the heart so that the rest of the body doesn't get enough blood. Clots can form in the heart, causing a stroke or heart attack. It is a particularly serious problem for athletes as it damages and destroys the cells of one of the most important organs for competitive activity.
Pedro Obiang, who currently plays as a midfielder for the Serie A club Sassuolo and the Equatorial Guinea national team, is now unsure whether he will ever return to soccer due to myocarditis, possibly caused by the COVID-19 vaccine.
Obiang received the COVID-19 vaccine in July. Shortly thereafter he was hospitalized for heart problems. He was discharged after 10 days, but he will not be able to play football for a minimum of 6 months. A doctor, who prefers to remain anonymous, has confirmed that the player has been diagnosed with myocarditis.
Obiang wanted to thank his fans with a long message after his reminder: "Thank you for all the love received, it was not an easy time but I maintain the same illusion as when I was a child. At the moment I am fine, I have been well looked after.
from all the professionals of the Modena hospital where they kept me in a good mood. Then I have to thank Doctor Pecci. I want to thank the company for the patience and seriousness, for the respect they have shown me in this difficult moment.
fans, who make this profession more than just a sport. I will return all that love on the pitch. Thank you, Pedro. "