Norway player stable after cardiac arrest

Updated: September 26, 2011, 10:28 AM ET
Associated Press

OSLO, Norway -- A Norwegian soccer player collapsed on the field during a game, stricken with cardiac arrest.

The Haukeland University Hospital said Monday that SK Brann midfielder Carl-Erik Torp is stable and awake and will stay in the hospital for further examination.

Norwegian media reported that Torp collapsed during a game against Sogndal in the country's top league Sunday. The team's doctor, Atle Kjellsen, told broadcaster NRK he treated Torp with a defibrillator to get his heart beating again.

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