Icelandic Soccer Player, 28, Requires Resuscitation After Heart Stops Mid-Game

by Adan Salazar

In a press release from the player’s team Sogndal Football, Palsson was said to have required “resuscitation” before being airlifted to a nearby hospital:

More from Agence-France Presse:

Icelandic midfielder Emil Palsson collapsed during a football game in Norway’s second division Monday evening after suffering a cardiac arrest, his football club Sogndal said.

The 28-year-old midfielder suddenly fell over in the 12th minute of the game against Stjordals-Blink at the Fosshaugane Campus stadium in western Norway. “

“Emil Pálsson had a cardiac arrest in the 12th minute of play. Palsson was successfully resuscitated, and then flown to Haukeland Hospital for further examination and treatment,” club Sogndal Football said in a statement.

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