Sassuolo forward Babacar collapses in Turkey

by | Jul 8, 2021 18:49

Sassuolo-owned forward Khouma Babacar reportedly collapsed due to a cardiac ‘spasm’ during training with Aytemiz Alanyaspor.

The Senegalese striker seemingly felt unwell during a training session today and crumpled to the ground.

He was immediately given first aid and rushed to hospital for tests.

According to the local media in Turkey, Babacar is not in danger and his condition is stable after what is believed to be a ‘cardiac spasm.’

Babacar spent much of his career in Italy with Fiorentina, Padova, Modena, Sassuolo and Lecce before moving to Turkey in 2020.

He only turned 28 in March and is technically still owned by Sassuolo, but on loan at Alanyaspor.

Babacar scored 39 goals in 166 Serie A appearances, plus 21 goals in 55 Serie B matches.

The issue of heart problems in professional football players is of course at the forefront of people’s minds after Inter and Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsed during a UEFA EURO 2020 match.

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