A football match in Norway was stopped early this week because a player suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch. Icelandic midfielder Emil Palsson, who is on loan at Norwegian second division side Sogndal from top-flight Sarpsborg 08, was taken ill after 12 minutes of the first half against Stjordals-Blink.
Club Release Update on Emil Palsson’s Health
In a statement, the club released a note saying that 28-year-old Emil Palsson was “successfully resuscitated”. Palsson was then flown to a nearby hospital for further treatment. During the Euro 2020 tournament in June, 29-year-old Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsed because of cardiac arrest during his country’s game against Finland.
He later had an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator device, a type of pacemaker fitted. On Saturday, former Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero was taken to hospital for tests after suffering “chest discomfort” Barcelona drew 1-1 against Alaves in La Liga. Following cardiological tests, the 33-year-old has been ruled out for three months and will receive treatment while his health is monitored.