Back in 2012, during an FA Cup tie between Bolton Wanderers and Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane, 23-year old Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba suffered a cardiac arrest and collapsed on the pitch and the game was abandoned.
It was reported that Muamba's heart stopped beating for 78 minutes but the medical team got to work and his health was restored.
Following medical advice, Muamba announced his retirement from professional football in August 2012. He was just 24.
He later had a conversation with Dr Jonathan Tobin, who was Bolton Wanderers team doctor at the time of the incident.
Muamba: Doc, you know when I was in the hospital, did you think I would have woken up?
Tobin: No, I didn't think you would ever wake up again mate. Nobody did.
Muamba: Are you serious?
Tobin: Nobody thought you were going to wake up. You were dead for 78 minutes. I mean, Jesus. You are a once in a lifetime case.
Football team doctors are almost as important to the game as the players. They deserve huge credit.
Thumbs up to Dr Morten Boesen and the medical team, as well as the referee, the players and everyone else who helped save Eriksen's some days back.
Wishing Christian Eriksen a total recovery.
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