Bas Dost Collapses in NEC Nijmegen's Match; Game Abandoned
|players of NEC, players of AZ protecting the privacy of Bas Dost of NEC who is down on the ground with a medical emergency during the Dutch Eredivisie match between AZ and NEC at AFAS Stadion on October 29, 2023 in Alkmaar, Netherlands(Image-Getty)
NEC Nijmegen's forward, Bas Dost, faced a distressing situation during their Eredivisie match against AZ Alkmaar, as he collapsed on the field, leading to the subsequent abandonment of the game. The 34-year-old former Netherlands international, who was swiftly attended to by the on-site emergency services, regained consciousness and was then transported to the hospital for further examination and treatment. Both teams displayed solidarity as they stood by Dost while he received medical attention, showcasing the spirit of sportsmanship in the face of adversity. Providing an update on his condition via the club's social media, Dost expressed his gratitude for the remarkable support he received, reassuring everyone that he was feeling well. NEC, in an official statement, emphasized the swift action taken by the emergency services and confirmed Dost's transfer to the hospital for continued care. Additionally, AZ Alkmaar shared a message of support, expressing their relief that Bas Dost was conscious and extending their wishes for his swift recovery and strength.