Tim Nicot becomes second Belgian footballer within two weeks to die of cardiac arrest

Tim Nicot

A second Belgian footballer has died of a cardiac arrest within the last two weeks.

Tim Nicot, who played in the fourth tier of the Belgian league, collapsed on Friday while playing for Wilrijk-Beerschot.

The 23-year-old was rushed to hospital and placed in an induced coma, but tragically lost his life on Monday, his club has confirmed.

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Last month, Lokeren defender Gregory Mertens died aged 24 of a similar incident when he collapsed on the pitch during a reserve game.

Source: sportsmole

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