Samuel Kalu collapses during a Ligue 1 match



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Samuel Kalu collapses during a Ligue 1 match

Bordeaux striker Samuel Kalu collapsed on the pitch in August against Marseille and immediately received a medical intervention. Kalu collapsed on the field in the sixth minute but he was able to walk off the pitch minutes later after holdng an ice pack against his head.

Kalu resumed playing after receiving the treatment but later was substituted after he appeared dazed. Teammate Remy Oudin the Kalu collapse scared the Bordeux players. "It gave us a bit of a chill and it's still quite shocking," said Oudin, who replaced him in the 14th minute.

"According to the doctor, it was just a dizzy spell," he added at full-time, having scored Bordeaux's equaliser as they fought back from two goals down to earn a draw.

The Kalu collapse reminded Oudin of Christian Eriksen

"We're happy for Kalu, everything is fine and that's the most important thing," Oudin said.

"We inevitably thought about what happened with (Denmark midfielder Christian) Eriksen, the whole team and everyone was scared." At the Euro 2020, Eriksen collapsed on the pitch after suffering a cardiac arrest but he survived.

After the scary moment, Eriksen wanted answers. “We spoke this morning [Sunday]. He was making jokes, he was in a good mood, I thought he was well,” Eriksen's agent Martin Schoots said. “We all want to understand what happened to him, and he does too: the doctors are making some in-depth tests, but we’ll need some time.

“He was happy, because he understood how much love he has around him. He received messages from the whole world. And he was particularly struck by those in the Inter environment: not just his team-mates who spoke to him in their private chat, but also the fans.

“Christian won’t give up. Him, and his family, want to make sure that everybody receives their thanks. Half the world contacted us, everyone was worried. Now he only needs to rest, his wife and parents are with him.

“Even tomorrow [Monday], he will remain under observation, maybe Tuesday as well. But in any case he wants to support his team-mates against Belgium”. Denmnar's team doctor Morten Boesen said Eriksen was gone.

″[Eriksen] was gone,” Denmark’s team doctor Boesen said. “We did cardiac resuscitation, it was a cardiac arrest. How close were we to losing him? I don’t know but we got him back after one defib, so that’s quite fast."