Michael Olaitan’s condition not serious after Nigerian striker collapses at Greek Derby
Michael Olaitan’s agent said the Olympiakos striker, who collapsed during Sunday’s Athens derby against Panathinaikos, is not suffering from any serious medical condition.
The 21-year-old Nigerian was rushed to hospital for tests after briefly losing consciousness midway through the first half of the runaway Super League leader’s 3-0 home defeat.
“I am pleased to inform everyone that after initial tests there is no sign of a serious medical condition,” said Olaitan’s representative Paschalis Tountouris on Monday.
“What appears to have happened is that Michael had a mild case of viral myocarditis. As a precautionary measure he will remain in hospital for the next few days to undergo further tests.”
Myocarditis is an inflammation of the heart muscles often caused by an infection.
“Michael is in a good condition and sends his best wishes to all those who have shown great interest in his health after yesterday’s incident,” Tountouris said.
“He is eager to return as soon as possible to the pitch.”