Georgian rugby star Mamuka Gorgodze treats his teammate after apparent heart attack
27 February, 2016
Georgian rugby star Mamuka Gorgodze treats his teammate after apparent heart attack
Toulon's 25-year-old Australian wing James O'Connor was reported to suffer a heart attack on the team bus following a match against Oyonnax last week. French specialist rugby newspaper Midi Olympique reported that O'Connor was given emergency treatment by teammate and Georgian lock Mamuka Gorgodze on the bus before being hospitalized.
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Later, O’Connor denied the heart attack reports and posted on Twitter that he’s fine and will be sidelined for two weeks. “No heart attack..Hypoglycemia & game/training fatigue All tests were
very positive Wish I could play 2moro but RCT resting me for 2 weeks!” he tweeted.

The similar incident happened with Jaba Kankava, a Georgian footballer and Georgian National Team captain. A couple of years ago, when his team played against Dynamo Kyiv in Ukraine, Oleg Gusev fell unconscious after colliding with the goalkeeper. Kankava did not lose courage in that difficult moment and offered first help to the player from the rival team. Kankava even received a special prize for that in Ukraine.

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