Lyon player faints during Ligue 1 match vs Toulouse but recovers by half-time

Lyon player had to be taken out of the pitch after getting fainted during Sunday’s Ligue 1 match vs Toulouse.


Martin Terrier, a 22-year-old forward from Lyon, fell collapsed on the ground in the 20th minute of the match, with medical staff quickly rushing to him. He was later taken off on a stretcher amid fears for his health. This left his close friend and team-mate Moussa Dembele in a serious shock.martin-terrier-lyon-star-collapses

Terrier passed out on the ground on his back unexpectedly and was seen breathing heavily with his eyes shut. Both the team players ran over to help, with Dembele putting him in the recovery position on his side, even before looking into the obvious reason.

Later on, the Medical staff immediately made their way onto the pitch and stretchered Terrier from the field and into the dressing room.  It looked like, Terrier had lost consciousness but later woke up with a spasm and a terrifying expression after his medical treatments.

martin-terrier-collapses-on-pitchHowever, the team confirmed that Terrier had regained consciousness by half-time and that he fainted due to a decline in his heart rate and blood pressure.

“Martin Terrier was the victim earlier of a fainting incident,” the French club wrote on Twitter. “Our player is better and has regained consciousness.”

After a  few minutes after Terrier was taken back, Lyon took the lead in the Ligue 1 clash through Maxwell Cornet.

Moussa Dembele and Karl Toko Ekambi who replaced Terrier when he collapsed also scored in the second half to secure the hosts a 3-0 win.

The 22-year-old is a France international and has been playing for Lyon for the last two years, having joined the club from Lille in January 2018.

He has scored 15 goals in 66 appearances for Les Gones, who moved up to fifth in Ligue 1 with their victory – only one point off the top four.