France, Lyon and Bafetimbi Gomis all have reason to be concerned today after the forward collapsed during training with the French national team on Wednesday.
While training was taken place with all the players in attendance, proceedings came to a dramatic halt as the Lyon striker Gomis sunk to the floor after fainting. After a reported six minutes Gomis eventually regained consciousness, before he was helped off the training pitch by medical staff. According to reports, amazingly after only a fifteen minute break to regain his composure on the sidelines, Gomis then rejoined his team-mates in their training exercises.
But something strange is definitely happening to Gomis. This is the third time the 24-year-old has fainted since joining Lyon in the summer, and the second in the space of a week that the striker has fallen down.
Naturally, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has expressed concern. “We can’t not be worried, it scares you each time. A vasovagal episode (fainting) is part of the things that can happen to people who have this type of constitution. It’s now three times that it’s happened. Yes, I’m worried.”
Footage of Gomis fainting during French training can be seen here.