Bafetimbi Gomis 'feeling well' after collapsing minutes into Swansea's game at Tottenham
Last Updated: 05/03/15 1:07pm
Bafetimbi Gomis has allayed concerns over his health after he collapsed just minutes into Swansea's Premier League match at Tottenham.
The Swansea striker went to ground as the players made their way to restart the contest after Nacer Chadli had given Spurs an early lead.
Gomis received medical attention for four minutes and left the field on a stretcher, by which point he was conscious and wearing an oxygen mask.
The Frenchman departed to applause - which he was able to acknowledge - and was replaced by Nelson Oliveira.
Gomis was treated at the stadium before going to hospital for precautionary tests and, although he was kept in hospital overnight for further checks, he took to Twitter to alleviate concerns about his well-being.
"I wanted to reassure you concerning my health, it actually looks much more scary than physically dangerous and I am feeling well now," he posted via his account, @BafGomis.
"I have been under a great deal of stress and fatigue due to my father health that requires me to go back and forth to France.
I wanted to reassure you concerning my health, it actually looks much more scary than physically dangerous and I am feeling well now.
"I was disappointed that I couldn't help my team tonight but now everything is back In order.
"I also want to thank everyone for their support and get well messages."
Swansea manager Garry Monk said Gomis even wanted to return to the pitch after being taken off on a stretcher.
"Coming off the pitch he was fine, talking and he actually wanted to stay on the pitch," he said. "But obviously precautionary wise, we have to make sure that we double check everything but we're well aware of the history.
"We knew about this when he came to the club. He's had all the medical checks that you can possibly do and it's just part of his life. It's to do with low blood pressure."
Swansea will continue to monitor Gomis' recovery before deciding if he will be ready to play in the club's next game against Liverpool on Monday March 16.
Gomis has had the condition since he was about 14 and has a history of losing consciousness, fainting three times during his time with Lyon, the latest episode occurring while training with France in 2009.
At the time, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas admitted he was "worried" about the striker.
"We can't not be worried, it scares you each time," Aulas told ITele. "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."
White Hart Lane was the ground where the then-Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba suffered a cardiac arrest in an FA Cup quarter-final match in 2012.