Football: Swedish international Olsson, formerly of Arsenal, victim of acute brain disease

Swedish international Kristoffer Olsson, victim of an unidentified brain disease, has been hospitalized and placed on life support, his Danish club FC Midtjylland (FCM) announced on Tuesday.

“Kristoffer Olsson is suffering from an apparently acute brain illness which is not due to any self-harm or external factors,” the FCM said in a statement, released to put an end to “rumors” surrounding the player’s absence. .

“The 28-year-old Swedish national team player lost consciousness at his home on Tuesday February 20 and was transferred to Aarhus University Hospital, where he is hospitalized and placed on a ventilator,” is- he specified. Olsson, whose exact diagnosis has not been communicated, is still unconscious. After starting at Arsenal, the native of Norrköping (eastern Sweden) played at FCM and AIK (Stockholm) then at Krasnodar and Anderlecht before joining the FCM again last summer. In a post on social networks, the Swedish football federation sent him wishes for a speedy recovery.

“The whole Swedish football family is thinking of you and hoping that you will recover soon,” she wrote.

Kristoffer Olsson, with the yellow jersey of Sweden in October 2021. AP - Erik Simander

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