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Drama on the courts: 10 athletes who collapsed in full action on the playing field


The image of American football player Damar Hamlin collapsing during a game has shocked the sports world and has brought to mind other cases in which athletes have collapsed on the field of play in full action.

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The image of the American football player Damar Hamlin collapsing during a game has shocked the world of sports and has reminded other cases in which athletes have suffered something similar on the field of play in full action.

The Buffalo Bills safety fell to the ground on the field Monday after making a tackle in the first quarter of a game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Hamlin made an outfield tackle on Bengals receiver Tee Higgins before getting up and then falling on his back.

Damar Hamlin is examined after collapsing on the field in the first quarter of Monday night's game between the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals.

After the scene, Hamlin underwent CPR on the field before being taken out of the stadium.

And an ambulance took him off the field, and according to the NFL, the Bills player is in critical condition."

These are other similar cases of athletes who have collapsed on the pitch.

Christian Eriksen, 2021

Doctors treat Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen after he collapsed during a throw-in shortly before the end of the first half.

(Photo by Jonathan NACKSTRAND/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

In June 2021, Danish footballer Christian Eriksen collapsed during the first half of the Euro 2020 match between Denmark and Finland in Copenhagen.


The match was suspended following prolonged efforts by medical staff to resuscitate Eriksen with CPR and a defibrillator after he fell to the ground during a throw-in shortly before the end of the first half.

The Danish midfielder "had died" before resuscitation, according to the doctor Morten Boesen, who treated him.

In July 2022, Eriksen signed a three-year deal with Manchester United.

Tua Tagovailoa

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is carried off the field on a stretcher during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, September 29 in Cincinnati.

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was stretchered off the field in September 2022 after suffering apparent head and neck injuries in the middle of a game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Tagovailoa had suffered an injury in another game a week earlier against the Buffalo Bills.

Tagovailoa was sacked by Bengals defensive lineman Josh Tupou and lay immobile on the field for several minutes.

The Dolphins quarterback, who was carried off the field on a stretcher and taken to a nearby hospital, suffered a concussion, according to the team's coach.

On December 30, 2022, the player suffered a concussion during a Green Bay Packers game, just three months after his first injury.

Tagovailoa remains in the NFL's concussion protocol, which is the NFL's protocol for evaluating and caring for players who suffer a concussion.

The player missed the game against the New England Patriots, Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel announced.

patrick ekeng

The death of Cameroonian Patrick Ekeng adds to that of several players who died suddenly on the pitch.

The Cameroonian, Dinamo Bucharest player, died on May 6, 2016 (Credit: STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)

Professional soccer player Patrick Ekeng died in May 2016 after collapsing on the pitch during a televised match in Romania.

Ekeng, a 26-year-old Cameroonian midfielder, played for Dinamo Bucharest.

His team was playing Viitorul in Bucharest when it collapsed.

Ekeng fell during the 69th minute of the game and was rushed to hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to local media.

Gregory Mertens

Belgian defender Gregory Martens disputes the ball during a match for his team, Sporting Lokeren, in 2014. Martens died on April 30, 2015 after collapsing on the pitch (NICOLAS LAMBERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Belgian soccer player Gregory Mertens collapsed on the pitch during a match and died at the age of 24 in April 2015. Mertens collapsed during the reserve game on April 27 in Genk and received CPR at the scene.

He was taken to a hospital and placed on a life support machine to put him into an induced coma.

Mertens, who had played for Belgium at the Under-21 level, died days after his collapse in hospital.

Fabrice Muamba

Footballer Fabrice Mumba collapses on the pitch during the FA Cup 6th round match between Tottenham Hotspur and Bolton Wanderers at White Hart Lane on March 17, 2012 in London, England.

Bolton Wanderers midfielder Fabrice Muamba suffered cardiac arrest during an English FA Cup match against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane on March 17, 2012.

Muamba's heart stopped for 78 minutes and doctors at White Hart Lane and London Chest Hospital fought to keep him alive.

Doctors said the soccer player did not respond to 15 defibrillator shocks.

Muamba's plight shocked players and supporters of the Congo-born star when he fell to the ground with no one near him before halftime of the match.

A month later, the footballer was discharged in good health.

Mumba retired from football after playing his final season for Bolton in England in the 2012 season.

Mr Venkatesh

Bangalore Mars Club football player D. Venkatesh, 27, came on as a substitute in the 73rd minute of the match against the South Western Railway team before collapsing in the dying minutes of the match.

(Credit: Manjunath Kiran/AFP via Getty Images)

Indian striker D. Lakshmi Venkatesh of Bangalore Mars Club collapsed near the end of the game against South Western Railway, in March 2012, after coming on as a substitute.

The 27-year-old was taking part in a Bangalore District Football Association Division A match.

With no doctor or ambulance nearby, his teammates and the physiotherapist treated the player, who was having seizures, his teammate Janardhan said, according to a report in the Times of India newspaper.

Officials were forced to transport Venkatesh in a jinx-rickshaw taxi (a two-wheeled cart pulled by a person) to a hospital, where he died, local media reported.

Anthony Gate

Sevilla defender Antonio Puerta collapsed in a match against Getafe on August 25, 2007 (Credit: CRISTINA QUICLER/AFP/Getty Images)

Sevilla midfielder Antonio Puerta died in August 2007 after collapsing during a Spanish First League match.

The 22-year-old Spain international collapsed after jogging towards his own goal 35 minutes into the match against Getafe.

His teammates and medical staff rushed to his side and were seen holding him back from swallowing his tongue as he lost consciousness.

Puerta was able to walk from the field, but doctors said he collapsed again in the locker room and had to receive cardiac resuscitation before being taken to hospital where he remained on a life support system.

Puerta died three days later.

Miklos Feher

Hungarian Miklos Feher collapsed in the middle of the match and, in this photo, lies unconscious in a Benfica match against Guimaraes on January 25, 2004 (Credit: LUIS VIEIRA/AFP/Getty Images)

In January 2004, Benfica's Hungarian international striker Miklos Feher died during a Portuguese league match of a heart attack.

Feher collapsed on the rain-soaked grass in stoppage time of a televised match with Benfica leading 1-0 after scoring through Fernando Aguiar.

marc vivien foe

Cameroonian midfielder Marc-Vivien Foe collapsed on the pitch during the Confederations Cup semifinal soccer match between Colombia and Cameroon at the Gerland stadium in Lyon, France.

In this image, the Colombian Iván Ramiro Córdoba assists him after he fell to the ground.


The Cameroonian soccer player died of cardiac arrest on June 26, 2003 during a soccer match in the semifinal of the Confederations Cup against Lyon, France.

An opponent was the first to notice the seriousness of the situation.

Despite attempts to revive him for 45 minutes and the fact that he was still alive when he was taken to the medical center on land, Foe died of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a condition that involves abnormal thickening of the heart muscle.

Bill Masterton

Professional hockey player Bill Masterton of the Minnesota North Stars died on January 15, 1968, at age 29, after an injury sustained during an NHL game.

According to ESPN, the player fell backwards in an impact against an opposing defender and, not wearing a helmet, hit the neck on the ground.

He was taken to the hospital and died days after being connected to life support, ESPN reported.

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Source: cnnespanol

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