Lyon forward Terrier collapses during Ligue 1 game

Décines-Charpieu (France) (AFP) – Lyon’s Martin Terrier was stretchered off after suddenly collapsing in a worrying incident during Sunday’s Ligue 1 game against Toulouse.

The 22-year-old lay motionless and was placed into the recovery position by concerned players from both sides before he received medical treatment on the pitch.

Lyon said at half-time that Terrier «was the victim earlier of a fainting incident». The club added he was doing «better and has regained consciousness».

France Under-21 international Terrier was replaced by Karl Toko Ekambi after the health scare midway through the first half. Toko Ekambi scored the final goal in a 3-0 victory in his first appearance for Lyon.

«I am very happy with the victory but we were thinking of Martin. It’s complicated when a teammate suffers such a problem,» said Toko Ekambi.