Boxscarf wrote:tubby wrote:
Highly doubt that. If anything it's probably an abnormality that has till now remained dormant.
I believe it's a distinct possibility that you can overwork your heart muscle through cardiovascular exercise.
These footballers will be medically examined to the hilt on a regular basis, what's the chances of a heart problem going unnoticed? Also heart problems in football seem to be becoming more and more frequent.
Maybe the pace of the game affects some footballers heart muscle more than others? Who knows.
I'm with tubby, unlikely.
Your argument falls over regardless. Even if it was down to over-exercise, the heart would not keel over without some indication that it was struggling in previous medical examinations. Additionally if over-exercise could cause this, statistically you would see this not only happen more in football but every sport. How many marathon runners have heart attacks mid-race?
To me it has to be a very obscure anomaly that is hard to pick up with routine examination.
In fact I would not be surprised if clubs are not actually doing a fully comprehensive exam on their players.