Emil Palsson, an Icelandic midfielder, collapsed during a football game in Norway’s second division on Monday evening after suffering a cardiac arrest, according to his football club Sogndal.
In the 12th minute of the game against Stjordals-Blink at the Fosshaugane Campus stadium in western Norway, the 28-year-old midfielder collapsed.
“In the 12th minute of play, Emil Palsson suffered a cardiac arrest.” Palsson was successfully resuscitated and flown to Haukeland Hospital for further examination and treatment, according to club Sogndal Football in a statement.
The game was quickly halted, and players were sent to the locker room as medical personnel surrounded Palsson and began resuscitation efforts.
He has eventually carried off the field.
“Palsson is alive and well at Haukeland Hospital, where he is being examined by the best.” Tonight is unlikely to bring any new information. “I expect to learn more tomorrow morning,” Sogndal event manager Geir Inge Heggestad told newspaper VG.
Palsson is on loan from Sarpsborg 08, which competes in Norway’s top league Eliteserien.
In June, Denmark’s Christian Eriksen collapsed suddenly from a cardiac arrest during his country’s opening Euro 2020 game against Finland.