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Latino Daily News

Monday October 25, 2010

Deportivo Salamanca’s Miguel García Suffers Heart Attack Mid Match (VIDEO)

On Sunday, Spanish team Deportivo Salamanca suffered a near tragedy when midfielder Miguel García suffered a heart attack.

García collapsed after going into cardiac arrest following a break on the match between his team Salamanca and Real Betis.

The midfielder tied his shoe laces, and tried to walk a few steps before collapsing on the ground in the 61st minute of the match. Team doctors managed to bring his heart-rate back to normal, following a good 25 seconds of cardiac arrest.

García regained consciousness in the ambulance, and not only remembered the score of the game, but wanted to continue playing despite feeling distressed.

The soccer player is alive and well and has thanked his team and hospital staff, as well as the media for their concern, help and respect during the unfortunate episode.