Samuel Kalu COLLAPSES on the pitch but the Nigerian star plays for eight minutes after recovering


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Bordeaux and Marseille players form a human shield around Samuel Kalu after he collapses on the pitch … but the Nigerian star makes a stunning recovery to play, before finally being replaced

  • Samuel Kalu collapsed at the start of Bordeaux clash with Marseille
  • Players have formed a human shield around the 23-year-old on the pitch
  • Kalu made an amazing recovery and decided to continue the game
  • The Nigerian winger was however substituted 14 minutes after the Bordeaux game started











Bordeaux winger Samuel Kalu collapsed on the pitch before making an astonishing comeback and even playing for several minutes before being replaced.

The 23-year-old Nigerian fell to the ground just five minutes after the start of his Ligue 1 clash with Marseille amid rising temperatures at the Stade Vélodrome.

There was immediate concern for Kalu as players on both sides sought medical attention.

There were concerns for Samuel Kalu as he collapsed during the formation of a defensive wall

Players on the pitch have sought medical attention after it collapsed in the rising heat

Bordeaux and Marseille players have formed a human shield around the 23-year-old

Bordeaux and Marseille players have formed a human shield around the 23-year-old

Miraculously he recovered and even played before being substituted after 14 minutes

Miraculously he recovered and even played before being substituted after 14 minutes

Players then formed a human shield around Kalu as he was treated on the pitch in scenes similar to what was seen when Christian Eriksen suffered cardiac arrest in the Euro 2020 opener of the Denmark versus Finland.

Fortunately, Kalu had a remarkable recovery and was able to stand up.

He was taken off the pitch by his teammates as he held an ice pack to his head.

Even more surprisingly, Kalu then returned to continue playing despite what had just happened.

Common sense seemed to prevail, as the case was taken out of him when he replaced Rémi Oudin.

The Nigerian received a standing ovation from those in attendance for his courageous attempts to play after his collapse.

Kalu (right) previously collapsed during a training session with the Nigeria international team

Kalu (right) previously collapsed during a training session with the Nigeria international team

The cause of the incident is not yet known, but it is not the first time that he has collapsed on a football field.

Kalu collapsed during the Nigerian team’s training session at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

This particular incident was described at the time as the result of “severe dehydration”.

His collapse for Bordeaux brought back memories of Eriksen’s collapse during the Euro.

Eriksen’s life was saved when he was given CPR in the field and his heart was revived with a defibrillator before being taken to hospital, where he recovered after undergoing heart surgery. .

The scene brought back memories of Christian Eriksen's cardiac arrest during the Euro

The scene brought back memories of Christian Eriksen’s cardiac arrest during the Euro

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