Javier Altamirano Suffers Epileptic Seizure During Match

Javier Altamirano Suffers Epileptic Seizure During Match

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Football

March 20th, 2024

Argentine football witnessed a frightening scene on Sunday during the match between Estudiantes de La Plata and Boca Juniors. Estudiantes midfielder, Javier Altamirano, suffered a epileptic seizure on the field, sending shockwaves through the stadium.

Prompt Action Saves Estudiantes Player

The incident occurred in the 28th minute of the match. Altamirano collapsed on the pitch and began experiencing convulsions. His teammates, noticing the emergency, immediately signaled for medical attention. Medical personnel rushed onto the field to assist the stricken player.

After several tense minutes, an ambulance arrived to transport Altamirano to a hospital. The referee, Fernando Echenique, consulted with the captains of both teams, José Sosa and Edinson Cavani, as well as the coaches, Eduardo Domínguez and Diego Martínez. Following the consultation, the referee made the decision to suspend the match.

Fortunately, there were positive updates regarding Altamirano's condition. According to Estudiantes officials, Altamirano regained consciousness and was taken to the Platense Medical Institute for further evaluation. Reports indicate that his condition is currently stable.

Estudiantes vs Boca Juniors Match Suspended After Altamirano Experiences Epileptic Seizure

The epileptic seizure that happened to Altamirano forced the suspension of the match, which was part of the 11th round of the Professional League Cup. The remaining 63 minutes will need to be rescheduled by the Argentine Professional Soccer League (AFA).

Boca Juniors displayed great sportsmanship by sending their best wishes for Altamirano and his epileptic seizure recovery. The footballing community now awaits updates on Altamirano's health, along with the AFA's decision on how to proceed with the remaining portion of the match.

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