Handball goalkeeper Alfredo Quintana, 32, suffered cardiac arrest in training on Monday. He is admitted to the Hospital de São João, in Porto, and the clinical situation is “very serious”.
The clinical situation of Alfredo Quintana, handball goalkeeper of FC Porto and the national team, who on Monday suffered a cardiorespiratory arrest, is “very serious” and with “very reserved prognosis”, A hospital source told Lusa.
Quintana, 32, suffered a cardiorespiratory arrest during training on Monday and, after being assisted on the spot by INEM, was transported to São João Hospital, where he remains hospitalized, in an induced coma, in the care unit intensive.
The goalkeeper, who since 2014 represents the national team, has been one of the undisputed players of coach Paulo Jorge Pereira, having helped to bring the team from Portugal to the sixth place of the 2020 European Championship and the 10th place of the 2021 World Cup. .
Alfredo Quintana’s state of health generated a wave of solidarity and support among the sports community, particularly handball, with the Sporting and Benfica teams wearing shirts in the last games with the name of the Portuguese-Cuban.
Also on Monday, the FC Porto football team dedicated their 2-1 victory against Marítimo, in a game of the 20th round of the First League of football, to the handball goalkeeper.