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Sevilla Midfielder Still in Critical Condition
Various Reports, August 27th, 2007 4PM

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Since his collapse during FC Sevilla's 4-1 win over Getafe this weekend, Antonio Puerta has remained in critical condition in a hospital in Seville. The midfielder lost consciousness twice during play, suffering cardiac arrest in both instances as well as after the match. "The patient's situation, 36 hours after being brought in, continues to be critical as a result of the serious consequences of the cardiac arrest, including some effects on the brain," doctors from the Virgen del Rocio hospital told reporters on Monday. "The arrest has been caused by repeated incidents of serious ventricular arrhythmia. These are being controlled with treatment." Given the sustained period of cardiac arrest, no prognosis was given for the 22-year-old Spanish international, although the medical report described his condition as "very serious."

Puerta collapsed near his team's goal 35 minutes into the game at the Sanchez Pizjuan; teammates and medical staff could be seen running toward the midfielder to keep him from swallowing his tongue. Puerta collapsed once again in the team locker room and was brought immediately to Virgen del Rocio hospital. After visiting the player, Sevilla President Jose Maria del Nido said, "Despite the severity of the situation his situation appears to be evolving favorably and the doctors are becoming more optimistic."

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