Ex-Bundesliga star Bas Dost: Football star gives the all-clear

The pictures have brought back terrible memories of the Christian Eriksen (31) case: At the weekend, former Bundesliga professional Bas Dost (34) suddenly collapsed on the pitch without any outside influence during his team NEC Nijmegen's game against AZ Alkmaar.

Ex-Bundesliga star Bas Dost: Football star gives the all-clear

The pictures have brought back terrible memories of the Christian Eriksen (31) case: At the weekend, former Bundesliga professional Bas Dost (34) suddenly collapsed on the pitch without any outside influence during his team NEC Nijmegen's game against AZ Alkmaar. The striker had to be treated for minutes. Shocked, crying teammates lined up around the unconscious Dost to protect him from photographers and cameras.

It was only after what seemed like agonizingly long minutes that Dost reportedly regained consciousness and was responsive. His club has now posted a picture of the footballer that shows him in the hospital bed with his thumbs up, and he even has a mild smile on his lips. It says: "I'm doing well. The help I received on site was fantastic. I'm in hospital now and doing well. Thank you for all the support!"

The exact circumstances of the collapse have not yet been made public. It was clear that the people treating the patient had also brought a defibrillator to the field - although it is not clear whether this also had to be used. The question of whether (and if so when) Dost can play football again has not yet been clarified.

The accident was very reminiscent of the moment on June 12, 2021, when Danish footballer Christian Eriksen suddenly collapsed. The medical team saved the professional athlete's life with chest compressions and defibrillation. Only after long minutes was Eriksen taken away and taken to a hospital, from where the father of two spoke to his teammates that same day.

The reason for Christian Eriksen's cardiac arrest was congenital hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a hereditary thickening of the heart muscle. The result: He will never be allowed to play football again without an implanted defibrillator. Eriksen decided to have the operation and is now back on the field.

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