Swansea`s Gomis `well` after on-pitch collapse
Swansea City striker Bafetimbi Gomis moved to reassure concerned onlookers that he was "feeling well" after collapsing during his side`s 3-2 Premier League defeat at Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday.
London: Swansea City striker Bafetimbi Gomis moved to reassure concerned onlookers that he was "feeling well" after collapsing during his side`s 3-2 Premier League defeat at Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday.
"I wanted to reassure you concerning my health, it actually looks much more scary than physically dangerous and I am feeling well now," Gomis wrote on Twitter after the match at White Hart Lane.
Gomis, 29, fainted and fell to the ground shortly after Spurs took a seventh-minute lead and was given oxygen by medical staff before being carried off on a stretcher and taken to hospital.
The France international has what is known as a vasovagal condition, which had seen him previously faint three times during his time with former club Lyon, and said the problem had been exacerbated by stress.
"I have been under a great deal of stress and fatigue due to my father (sic) health that requires me to go back and forth to France," he added on Twitter.
"I was disappointed that I couldn`t help my team tonight but now everything is back in order. I also want to thank everyone for their support and get well messages."
Swansea manager Garry Monk said: "Bafetimbi Gomis is fine. He went to hospital as a precaution, but he is fine. That`s the main thing.
"He just needed a minute, but he was talking when he came off the pitch. We understand his history. He has had all the tests, but it`s just part of life for him."
Gomis`s former France and Lyon team-mate Hugo Lloris, who was playing in goal for Spurs, added: "It`s not the first time, but it`s always a big moment of worry for all the stadium and the players.
"Everyone was scared, but the most important thing is Bafe is much better now and I hope he will recover well and be involved for the next game."
White Hart Lane was the scene of a dramatic episode in March 2012 when Bolton Wanderers midfielder Fabrice Muamba collapsed on the pitch after suffering a cardiac arrest during an FA Cup tie.
Although his heart stopped for 78 minutes, he made a full recovery, but had to retire from professional football later that year.