As the effects of the vaccine rollout on professional sports continue to reverberate through the football community, two more players have suffered chest pain and breathing difficulties mid-game in the past 24 hours.
On Saturday, Manchester United player Victor Lindelof was taken off after experiencing breathing difficulties and on Sunday, Napoli player Piotr Zielinski was taken off after he appeared to be struggling to breathe after just 19 minutes into the game.
The sudden spate of on-field emergencies has raised questions among several seasoned veterans of the game.
Worried Manchester United teammates rushed to Lindelof’s aid when he went down seemingly with no other players in close proximity. Medics also raced onto the pitch as the stricken Lindelof pointed to his chest, complaining that he was struggling to breathe.
Manchester United coach Ralf Rangnick said after the game:
“Lindelof was in respiratory distress for about 10 minutes. His heart rate was higher than normal. He was shocked and didn’t know what to do.”
On Sunday, Napoli midfielder Piotr Zielinski asked to come off during a match with Empoli after suffering from respiratory problems.
The 27-year-old was seen walking to the touchline and telling medical staff that he was having trouble breathing properly. He too pointed at his chest.Please consider supporting by sharing or making a donation.
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