April 14, 2012

Serie B Soccer Player Dies After Heart Attack on Pitch: Piermario Morosini, a 25-year-old midfielder for Livorno in Italy's second-tier Serie B league, has died after collapsing on the pitch from cardiac arrest Saturday 31 minutes into a match against Pescara. "Morosini collapsed, he tried to get back up but then collapsed again," said Danilo Iannascoli, the Pescara general manager. Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba suffered a similar collapse March 17 but is recovering in a hospital.

posted by rcade to soccer at 11:40 AM - 1 comment

What a terrible tragedy. My condolences to his family, friends, and teammates.

posted by scully at 05:32 PM on April 14, 2012

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