On Saturday, a heartbreaking incident occurred during a youth football match in Hamburg, Germany, when 14-year-old Saido Balde collapsed on the pitch and was rushed to hospital. The match was immediately abandoned and the young player’s condition is currently unknown.
The incident occurred during a match between the Hamburg-based youth teams of FC St. Pauli and FC Teutonia 05. Balde, who plays for FC St. Pauli, was running with the ball when he suddenly collapsed and fell to the ground. He was immediately attended to by medical staff and taken to a nearby hospital.
The match was abandoned and the players and spectators were left in shock. The cause of Balde’s collapse is currently unknown, but it is believed that he may have suffered a cardiac arrest.
FC St. Pauli released a statement expressing their shock and sadness at the incident and wishing Balde a speedy recovery. They also thanked the medical staff for their quick response and for taking care of the young player.
The incident has sent shockwaves through the footballing community in Hamburg and beyond. Many have taken to social media to express their support for Balde and his family.
At this time, there is no further information on Balde’s condition. We can only hope and pray that he makes a full recovery and is able to return to the pitch soon. Our thoughts are with him and his family during this difficult time.