Roma defender Evan Ndicka was rushed to hospital with a police escort after an ECG performed in the stadium had results described as ‘worrying.’

The player collapsed to the ground during the Serie A match against Udinese and told teammates and medical staff that he felt pain in his chest.

He was stretchered off and remained alert and conscious throughout, even giving a thumbs up to the crowd in the Bluenergy Stadium.

At first, it seemed as if the game could continue, but when coach Daniele De Rossi went to see him and the medics in the room just off the tunnel, he returned looking very concerned.

ECG tests ‘worrying’

According to Sky Sport Italia, this is because Ndicka was given an ECG (an electrocardiogram) that gave the doctors results described as “worrying.”

He was then rushed to hospital in an ambulance with a police escort to cut through traffic and get there as quickly as possible.

This is what then prompted the Roma players and coach to ask for the match to be suspended definitively, which naturally the referee and Udinese immediately agreed to.

The latest reports say that Ndicka was taken to hospital in a Code Yellow condition – not the most serious, which is Code Red.

Code Yellow means there is no danger to life.

The Roma players have asked to visit Ndicka in hospital before returning to the Capital.

Today is the 12th anniversary of the death of Piermario Morosini, who was on loan at Livorno from Udinese when he collapsed and died of heart failure during a Serie B match against Pescara.

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