Denmark’s Kristoffer Olsson hospitalised after collapsing at home

February 28 – Swedish midfielder Kristoffer Olsson is on a ventilator in hospital after collapsing at home due to a brain condition, his Danish club Midtjylland have announced.

The 28-year-old – who left Arsenal in 2014 following a three-year spell – is understood to have suddenly fallen ill on February 20.

“A team of Denmark’s leading medical experts is currently working hard to make a diagnosis and initiate the right treatment,” read a club statement.

“Since hospitalisation, Kristoffer has been surrounded by his immediate family and members of Midtjylland’s staff and is being treated by specialists in the field.”

There had been mounting speculation over Olsson’s absence.  “In view of the increasing rumours and speculation that are circulating about the reason for Kristoffer Olsson’s absence in the recent period, we are forced to make this announcement to the public,” his club added.

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