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Gomis returns to training after Spurs collapse

Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis has returned to training after collapsing at Tottenham on March 4.

Gomis was kept in a London hospital overnight for observation after leaving the White Hart Lane pitch on a stretcher and wearing an oxygen mask after several minutes of treatment.

Bafetimbi Gomis was stretchered off at White Hart Lane. Credit: PA

The 12-times capped France international's collapse sparked memories of Fabrice Muamba's cardiac arrest at White Hart Lane while the midfielder was playing for Bolton in an FA Cup tie in March 2012, but it later emerged that Gomis suffers from a vasovagal condition.

The condition causes low blood pressure and Gomis had previously fainted on a number of occasions while playing in French football, something Swansea were aware of when they signed the 29-year-old from Lyon last summer.

Gomis collapse at Spurs was Muamba reminder - Friedel

Spurs goalkeeper Brad Friedel says Bafetimbi Gomis' collapse on the pitch brought back memories of Fabrice Muamba's cardiac arrest.

The Swansea strike, like Muamba, fell to the floor at White Hart Lane, but the French striker had merely fainted due to a long-standing medical condition, much to the relief of all those in attendance.

Bafetimbi Gomis was stretchered off. Credit: PA

"It went through everyone's mind," the veteran American said. "Anyone who was at that game probably thought the worst immediately.

"It's not normal for someone to be standing there and collapse and you know it's going to be something serious.

"But after a minute or so the word got back, so that's why you didn't see the panic on the players' faces because everyone knew he was all right.

"It was something that had to be dealt with, of course, but it was nothing in the stratosphere of what went on with Fabrice."


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