Arsenal midfielder in 'stable' condition after collapsing on the pitch against Chelsea

Arsenal midfielder Frida Maanum receiving treatment on the pitch | Imago

Arsenal midfielder in 'stable' condition after collapsing on the pitch against Chelsea

Ayoola Kelechi 22:12 - 31.03.2024

The Norwegian midfielder collapsed during Arsenal's match against Chelsea, but was revived and is currently stable

Arsenal's Frida Maanum was taken off on a stretcher after appearing to collapse off the ball during Sunday's Conti Cup final against Chelsea.

Update on Maanum's condition after on-pitch collapse

During the Conti Cup final between Arsenal and Chelsea, Maanum collapsed off the ball, prompting immediate concern from players, staff, and fans alike. Play was halted for seven minutes as Maanum received medical attention on the pitch at Molineux.

Paramedics were called, and medical staff encircled the 24-year-old Norway international. Maanum was then placed on a stretcher and carried off the pitch for further evaluation and treatment.

Following the incident, Arsenal provided an update on Maanum's condition, stating that she was "conscious, talking, and in a stable condition." The club assured that she would continue to be closely monitored by their medical team.

Reactions to Maanum incident

Arsenal manager Jonas Eidevall expressed confidence in the medical team's assessment, stating, "We trust our medical team and we got really good information from them as well." Maanum's teammates, including her replacement Alessia Russo, offered their well-wishes and expressed concern for her well-being.

Even Chelsea's players and manager Emma Hayes showed solidarity and concern for Maanum's welfare. Hayes emphasized the importance of player welfare and expressed her hope for Maanum's recovery.

Silver Lining for Arsenal

Despite the concern surrounding Maanum's condition, Arsenal managed to secure victory in the Conti Cup final, with Stina Blackstenius scoring the winning goal in the 116th minute. The victory marked Arsenal's first piece of silverware and ended Chelsea's quadruple hopes.

While celebrating the victory, the focus remained on Frida Maanum's condition. Players from both teams and fans alike expressed relief at the update on her condition and wished her a speedy recovery.

The incident serves as a reminder of the importance of player welfare in sports, highlighting the need for prompt medical attention and support for athletes in times of distress.

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