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BREAKING: Manchester United Defender Victor Lindelof Removed From Match After Suffering Chest Pains And Breathing Issues


Was this another coincidence?

In Manchester United’s Saturday victory over Norwich, defender Victor Lendelof was removed from the pitch in the 2nd half due to breathing complications.

The Swedish national team captain pointed to his chest in obvious discomfort and distressed teammates quickly signaled the bench for medical attention.

The Daily Mail provided details of the frightening moment:

‘He felt pain in his chest but right now they’ve checked him, they did all the tests and everything seems to be OK.’

The incident took place in the second half of the game at Carrow Road when the score was tied at 0-0.

The Sweden defender hunched over and started pointing at his chest before sitting down on the ground.

His Manchester United team-mates were quick to realise Lindelof was in need of help and signalled to the bench for the medical team.

Midfielder Fred also gestured for a substitution to be made and Lindelof was subsequently replaced by Eric Bailly.

Lindelof made his way off the pitch with the help of Manchester United’s support staff and headed straight down the tunnel for further checks.

Manager Ralf Rangnick said “Lindelof had a collision, he can’t even remember what it was but he was struggling to breathe.”

But as Daily Record notes:

Victor Lindelof went down under no contact and was quickly substituted in Manchester United’s Saturday night match in what appeared to be an unexplained medical issue.

The incident drew comparisons to Christian Eriksen’s collapse at Euro 2020, Barcelona’s Sergio Aguero, and other footballers experiencing chest pains.

Manchester Evening News provided an update to Lindelof’s condition:

Ralf Rangnick has said Victor Lindelof is okay after he had trouble breathing in the second-half of Manchester United’s win at Norwich.

Lindelof came off in the 74th minute for Eric Bailly and appeared to be out of breath and clutching his chest but it was unclear what he had suffered.

United players appeared concerned for Lindelof’s well-being as he sat on the turf before he walked off and was examined by the club doctor, Steve McNally.

The United medical staff did tests on Lindelof in the dressing room and Rangnick said they would continue to monitor the Swede.

“He can’t even remember himself how it happened,” Rangnick said. “I think he had a collision with another player and he had problems to breathe for more than 10 minutes. His heart-rate was higher than normal and he was a little bit shocked, he didn’t know how to deal with it. We had to replace him.

“After the game, we did some check-ups and some examinations by the doctor, it seems everything is okay. We still have to see how he is doing tomorrow. Hopefully, he will be fit for the game against Brentford.”

Saturday’s incident adds to the growing number of athletes to experience cardiac-related issues on the playing surface.

But I’m sure that’s just a coincidence.


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