Ghanaian striker Raphael Dwamena stable after on-field collapse

Raphael Dwamena

Ghanaian striker Raphael Dwamena is ‘stable’ after he collapsed on the field during an Austrian Cup match between his team Blau-Weiß Linz and Hartberg.

The striker, 26, was rushed to the hospital after failing to the ground in the first half.

“His defibrillator struck and the doctors were able to stabilize him quickly,” Linz manager Stefan Reiter told the APA.

The good news is “Raphael’s condition is stable.” The rescue chain had “worked outstandingly”. “It didn’t take a second for the paramedics to get to him.”

The match was suspended.

Dwamena has been struggling with a heart problem and returned to action recently after one year on the sidelines.

He made his season debut on October 3 when Blau-Weiß Linz beat FC Wacker 1-0. He assisted the only goal of the match.

Dwamena is a full Ghana international, scoring twice on his debut in an Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier against Ethiopia in 2017.


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