French footballer in intensive care after heart attack
French footballer who suffered a heart attack while playing in a second division match remained in intensive care
REIMS, France, January 19, 2008 - A French footballer who suffered a
heart attack while playing in a second division match remained in intensive
care here on Saturday.
Niort defender Marco Randrianantoanina, 24, who has played at English
Premier League side Birmingham, collapsed in the 23rd minute of the match
against one of his former club's Sedan on Friday.
Randrianantoanina was treated by paramedics with a defribillator after he
lost consciousness and was immediately transferred to hospital.
Hospital officials said on Saturday that the defender remained hospitalised
in intensive care in the cardiology department.
Randrianantoanina has also played for fellow French sides Gueugnon and
Brest while, this season, he has featured in 10 second division games and four
League Cup matches.