26-year-old Dominican basketball player Oscar Cabrera collapsed on the court to a suspected heart attack.
The EBA League contest between Cantbasket and CB Santurtzi was suspended late in the first quarter.
Cabrera, averaging 18.5 pts, 5.5 rebs, and 1.8 asts per game, is 3rd-place Cantbasket’s top performer.
Emergency personnel revived Cabrera and transported him to a local hospital.
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Watch the footage of Cabrera’s frightening collapse below:
A basketball player in Spain (Oscar Cabrera) collapses due to suspected heart attack according to online reports. pic.twitter.com/AeOldkTPza
— Popper (@Kukicat7) December 19, 2021
Oscar Cabrera, 26, a professional basketball player in Spain, collapsed on the floor today near the end of the 1st quarter in a game between Cantbasket and CB Santurtzi. He was carried off on a stretcher after regaining consciousness.https://t.co/bg88FS3ofj https://t.co/rn3KGbIk8c pic.twitter.com/OfpoThrOV4
— Raul Vasquez (@akaRaulVasquez) December 18, 2021
eldiariocantabria reported (translated from Spanish):
The EBA League match between Cantbasket (3rd) and CB Santurtzi (2nd) has been suspended, with 2.49 minutes remaining in the first quarter , due to the fainting of player Óscar Cabrera on the court of the outer pavilion of La Albericia .
After a quick intervention by the club’s doctor , Fernando Cortina, along with fellow doctors Fermín and Noelia, parents of players from the Cantbasket quarry, have managed to revive the player , the club has indicated in a press release.
The player and MVP of the Cantabrian team , who has been transferred by ambulance to the Marqués de Valdecilla University Hospital, has consciously left the sports facility on a stretcher and showing his thumb up after receiving the applause of both hobbies.
Cabrera is another addition to the long list of athletes to suddenly collapse due to cardiac-related issues.