Gomis 'fine' after collapsing on pitch during Swansea game

SoccerBy Shuki Byrne
Collapse: Gomis is stretchered off the pitch during tonight's game
Collapse: Gomis is stretchered off the pitch during tonight's game

Bafetimbi Gomis collapsed just minutes into Swansea's Premier League match at Tottenham.

The France striker, a summer signing from Lyon, went to ground as the players made their way to restart after Nacer Chadli gave Spurs an early lead.

Gomis was attended to for four minutes and left the field a stretcher, by which point he was conscious and wearing an oxygen mask.

Gomis has a history of losing consciousness, fainting three times since joining Lyon in 2004, with the latest episode occurring while training with France in 2009.

At the time, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas admitted he was "worried" about the striker.

"We can't not be worried, it scares you each time," Aulas told ITele. "A vasovagal episode (fainting) is part of the things that can happen to people who have this type of constitution.

"It's now three times that it's happened. Yes, I'm worried."

White Hart Lane was the ground where the then Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba suffered a cardiac arrest in an FA Cup quarter-final match in 2012.

Good news emerged from Swansea at half-time that Gomis was fine and had not been hospitalised.

"He is fine," a Swansea spokesperson said. "He is in the medical room.

"It is something we have been aware of - it is something called a vasovagal condition.

"We have always been aware of it and it has happened before. He has had all the medical and cardiology tests with us."