Daley Blind collapses on pitch while playing match for Ajax; let out a huge cry

Tanish Chachra
|Published 25/08/2020

Daley Blind collapses on the floor during a pre-season game of Ajax, the player was reportedly diagnosed with a heart condition at the start of the year.

Former Manchester United star Daley Blind collapsed on the pitch during a pre-season game between his side Ajax and Hertha Berlin, the player during the match went down on the pitch out of nowhere.

At that moment his team had the possession of the ball and stopped the play. The Dutch International looked uncomfortable and in pain, signalling a wrong situation.

Daley Blind collapsed – Watch the video

Apparently, Blind is suffering from a heart condition which was diagnosed at the start of the year, after the club ran tests on him as he was not able to complete a game against Valencia in the Champions League.

As per BBC Sport, the former Manchester United man missed the next match before the diagnosis of heart muscle inflammation, which was announced on Saturday.

“Daley Blind’s ICD (implantable cardioverter-defibrillator) went off. He got subbed off straight away and he is feeling okay now, he is feeling fine. We will do research about this now.” said Ajax manager Erik Ten Hag.

After knowing his condition, he was fitted with a subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator, a device that uses electrical pulses to regulate his heart rhythm.

Nevertheless, Blind is currently fine and later reports will reveal his actual state. Meanwhile, it is a relief that nothing worse happened.

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Tanish Chachra

Tanish Chachra

Tanish Chachra is the Motorsport editor at The SportsRush. He saw his first race when F1 visited India in 2011, and since then, his romance with the sport has been seasonal until he took up this role in 2020. Reigniting F1's coverage on this site, Tanish has fallen in love with the sport all over again. He loves Kimi Raikkonen and sees a future world champion in Oscar Piastri. Away from us, he loves to snuggle inside his books.

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