Football

Other instances of Gomis fainting

Oct 2009

Bafetimbi Gomis faints while training with the French national team.

He is unconscious for around a minute but resumes training 15 minutes later.

He had fainted while with his then-club side Lyon a week earlier.

Aug 2010

Gomis faints during Lyon's season-opener against Monaco. He is replaced with 15 minutes to play.

What his former doctor said:

"Since 14-years-old, Bafe has been the subject of such vasovagal episodes, comparable to a drop in blood pressure, as a lot of people could experience. I can testify that very exhaustive medical examinations have been made, and... the final conclusion is there is no contraindication to high level sport."

- Lyon doctor Emmanuel Ohrant