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Norwegian footballer suffers cardiac arrest on pitch

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Brann Bergen midfielder Carl-Erik Torp was hospitalised after suffering a cardiac arrest on the pitch in the match at Sogndal on Sunday.

Carl-Erik Torp collapsed on the field during a game at Sogndal, stricken with cardiac arrest
Carl-Erik Torp collapsed on the field during a game at Sogndal, stricken with cardiac arrest

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Torp collapsed in the closing stages after coming on as a 79th-minute substitute in his side's 1-0 defeat to Sogndal.

Medical staff rushed to his aid and performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation before transporting him to hospital by air ambulance.

The team's doctor, Atle Kjellsen, told broadcaster NRK he treated Torp with a defibrillator while carrying him off the pitch to get his heart beating again.

The Haukeland University Hospital stated on Monday that the 27-year-old is stable and awake and will stay in the hospital for further examination.

"A thousand thanks for all the support and wishes for a good recovery," Torp said on Twitter.

"I've had and continue to get fantastic help and I'm touched by all (those) that care."


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