Sweden's Olsson Hospitalized and Placed on Ventilator Following Brain-Related Illness

Sweden and FC Midtjylland midfielder Kristoffer Olsson has been hospitalized and placed on a ventilator after falling unconscious at his home. The 28-year-old, who previously played for Arsenal and has 47 caps for Sweden, suffered from an acute brain-related illness, according to a statement released by Midtjylland, his current club.


Olsson lost consciousness on February 20, prompting his immediate hospitalization. Midtjylland emphasized that his condition was not related to self-harm or external factors. A team of medical experts in Denmark is actively working to diagnose his condition and provide appropriate treatment.

The club expressed their deep concern for Olsson's well-being and urged the public to respect his privacy during this challenging time. Olsson's absence from recent matches had sparked speculation, leading Midtjylland to release a statement clarifying the situation.

Olsson began his professional career at Arsenal before moving to Midtjylland and subsequently playing for AIK, Krasnodar, and Anderlecht. He returned to Midtjylland last year after a loan spell.

The Swedish Football Association and Arsenal Football Club both sent messages of support to Olsson, wishing him a full and speedy recovery.

Further updates on Olsson's condition are expected as medical professionals continue to evaluate his situation. The football community remains hopeful for his recovery and sends thoughts and prayers to him and his family during this difficult time.