Cordoba CF, currently in the Third Division of Spain, has confirmed this Thursday that the Serbian defender Dragi Gudelj wants to continue playing soccer with an implant automatic defibrillator, after suffering last Saturday a ventricular tachycardia leading to cardiac arrest and sudden deathaccording to a statement from the club.
“He wants to play again. Dragi Gudelj will soon have an ICD implanted (implantable cardioverter-defibrillator) and could continue defending the shield of Córdoba CF”, reported the entity.
According to the medical tests carried out on the footballer, who collapsed last Saturday during the match against Ferrol Racing of the day 29 of the Group 1 of the First Federationhe suffered a ventricular tachycardia leading to cardiac arrest and therefore, Sudden sudden death.
“The rapid intervention of the medical services managed to save his life”highlighted Córdoba.
🏥 UPDATE || Dragi is still stable and doing well. Several tests have already been carried out at the Reina Sofía University Hospital and more will be carried out tomorrow. Throughout the afternoon it will be uploaded to the plant.#StrengthGudelj 8️⃣🦅 pic.twitter.com/7tr5qtL0F7
— Córdoba CF 🇷🇸 🦅 (@CordobaCF_ofi) March 27, 2023
“The intention of the Cordovan defender is play football again following the example of players like Christian Eriksen. The Danish player suffered a sudden death in a match of the euro 2020 and was able to compete again at the highest level. He plays in the Manchester United”gave the entity as an example.
Finally, Córdoba wanted “Thank you very much for the absolute predisposition and affection” With which Dragi Gudelj, brother of Nemanja, Sevilla player, was treated by the professionals of the Reina Sofia University Hospital.
(With information from Europe Press)