Former Japan national defender Matsuda in hospital after collapse

Club officials say former Japan defender Naoki Matsuda collapsed during training after suffering a cardiopulmonary arrest.

The 34-year-old Matsuda was unconscious when he arrived at a hospital Tuesday and has been on an artificial cardiopulmonary unit, Matsumoto Yamaga Football Club team officials say.

His condition was “extremely severe,” club president Hiroshi Otsuki said, according to doctors.

Read the rest of the story: Former Japan national defender Matsuda collapses during practice, possibly due to heatstroke.

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