Former Premier League star Alfred N’Diaye rushed to hospital after mystery emergency health scare
FORMER Premier League player Alfred N’Diaye has been rushed to hospital following an emergency health scare.
The Paris-born defensive midfielder, who played for Sunderland and enjoyed loan spells at Hull City and Wolves, is said to be awaiting a “definitive diagnosis” from medics at a private hospital in the Costa del Sol resort of Marbella.
Getty – ContributorAlfred N’Diaye has been rushed to hospital following an emergency health scare[/caption]
News of the Senegalese international’s mystery health drama emerged as his current side Malaga confirmed he was out of the team to face Las Palmas away on Sunday.
The Spanish second division outfit has said the 32-year-old is out of danger and remains “stable and under observation.”
Club officials have so far offered no more information on what prompted his emergency entry into private hospital Quiron Salud Marbella.
N’Diaye, capped 27 times by Senegal but left out of the final squad for last year’s World Cup in Qatar, signed for Malaga on a free transfer from Saudi side Al-Shabab last September.
He is remembered at Sunderland for almost scoring with his first touch in English football after coming on as a substitute for Adam Johnson in their 3-0 home win against West Ham on January 12 2013.
He produced an assist for Steven Fletcher to score and put Sunderland in front against Wigan away on his full debut.
N’Diaye impressed during his 15 games at Hull City on loan from Villarreal but was unable to help keep them in the Premier League.
He moved to Wolves on loan at the end of August 2017, playing 36 games for the team in all competitions and helping them gain promotion to the Premier League.
The midfielder, who can also play as a centre back, represented France at U17, U19, U20 and U21 level before opting to play for Senegal at senior level.
His last game for Senegal was on July 19 2019 when they lost the Africa Cup of Nations final against Algeria in El Cairo.
Alfred N’Diaye pictured in 2018Dave Pinegar – The Sun