Spanish second division side UD Salamanca have released a very positive statement about the health of player Miguel Garcia who ‘died’ for almost half a minute during Sunday’s match against Real Betis.
Garcia collapsed in the centre circle after suffering a heart attack early in the second half. The 31-year-old was revived on the pitch before being rushed to Salamanca’s University Hospital, where the club say his condition continues to improve following surgery.
Team physician Jose Ignacio Garrido said after the match that the player was legally dead for 25 seconds. He added that his playing days were almost certainly over.