Players catching a cardiac arrest these days on the field of play is becoming common. Christian Dannemann Eriksen whose case drew the attention of the football world drew caution to the health of players and their living habits.
Ghanaian strikers Raphael Dwamena has also on two occasions dropped to the floor while on the field with similar medical history.
The current news about players complaining of heart related issues is Kun Aguero of Fc Barcelona who complained of his inability to breathe and had to be taken off the pitch for further examination.
Accra Hearts of Oak center-back Mohammed Alhassan suffered a concussion according to report from the club and was rushed to the hospital immediately after the game.
The former WAFA player sustained a head injury in their game against Legon Cities but quickly returned to action without any proper medical attention. After the end of events the players action caught the eye of the management team that prompted his movement to the hospital.
Alhassan collapsed immediately the referee whistled at full time and was rushed to the hospital by the paramedics. The club in a statement announced Mo. Alhassan has recovered and will be out for some days to recover. The centre-back was in action for the Phobians when they kickstarted their defense of the Ghana Premier League title where they were crowned champions and in their highly contested draw agains Legon Cities in their title defense.
The defender was hit by an elbow but decided to continue playing and it rendered him unconscious. He was subsequently rushed to the National Sports Council clinic.
After being kept in a stable condition by doctors, the player was then transferred to the 37 Military Hospital, where he spent the night.
“Mohammed Alhassan has recovered and has been discharged from the 37 Military Hospital after he suffered from a concussion. He has been given days off to fully recover,” the club said.