Bafetimbi Gomis moves to assure fans over his health

Bafetimbi Gomis for St Etienne

The Swansea City forward collapsed during the game against Tottenham but has assured fans he is okay.

Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis has assured fans he is okay via his official Twitter account.

The forward collapsed during Wednesday evening’s game against Tottenham Hotspur, causing the game to be delayed by several minutes and widespread confusion about the incident.

However, it was later revealed that the Frenchman had passed out, and thankfully nothing more sinister, and was even keen to return to the action to help his side.

Now, he has moved to assure fans about his well-being following the incident, stating the reasons why it happened in the first place.

“I wanted to reassure you concerning my health,” tweeted Gomis.

“It actually looks much more scary than physically dangerous and I am feeling well now.”

The incident naturally evoked memories of another infamous collapse at White Hart Lane, namely that of Fabrice Muamba several years ago.

The former Arsenal and Bolton midfielder collapsed during an FA Cup quarter-final tie between Bolton and Tottenham Hotspur back in 2012, with medics having to spend six minutes trying to resuscitate the midfielder on the field.

That match was eventually abandoned and he later made a full recovery, but many feared a similar fate had befallen Gomis on Wednesday evening. The striker though is fine, instead saying he was disappointed he could not help his team.

“I was disappointed that I couldn't help my team tonight but now everything is back in order,” he added.

“I also want to thank everyone for their support and get well messages.”

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