By Chris Wright
There were troubling scenes at White Hart Lane (the same ground to witness Fabrice Muamba’s collapse in 2012) tonight when Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis appeared to faint during the game against Tottenham.
Gomis appeared to bend down to adjust his shinpads and never made it up again, lying motionless on the turf for several minutes while treatment was administered.
The match was suspended for over five minutes until the French striker, who had thankfully visibly regained consciousness by that point, was stretchered from the field…
The good news is that Swansea have since confirmed Gomis is “fine” and in a stable condition.
— Swansea City FC (@SwansOfficial) March 4, 2015
Gomis has a history of fainting on the pitch, passing out three times during his time at Lyon, including twice in one week in 2009.
As confirmed by Lyon’s club doctor at the time, the striker was found to have suffered from vasovagal episodes (akin to a sudden deop in blood pressure) which have periodically caused him to black out since he was 14.
Apparently it’s nothing overly serious and hasn’t been treated as such.