Fremantle’s Cam McCarthy in hospital after collapsing at training

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Fremantle forward Cam McCarthy is in a Perth hospital after collapsing during non-contact training this morning.

McCarthy was taken to hospital in an ambulance and will undergo tests to determine what caused his collapse.

“He was doing a non-contact training drill today, he was at the back of the line and collapsed,” Dockers coach Justin Longmuir said.

“Our medical staff was on the scene really quickly and dealt with it really professionally.

“He walked to the ambulance, got taken to hospital and he’s still there now recovering.”

Longmuir has not had the opportunity to speak with McCarthy since his collapse, but said he was in “good spirits” when he chatted to the 25-year-old before training.

He said it was worrying for the coaching staff and players to see McCarthy fall to the ground.

“It’s obviously not a good thing, seeing someone collapse and the [other] players being around that as well,” Longmuir said.

“He’s been well looked after now.”

The Dockers are scheduled to fly to their Queensland hub on the Gold Coast on Tuesday ahead of their first match after the resumption of the AFL season — against the Lions at the Gabba on June 13.

Longmuir said it was too early to make a call on whether McCarthy would travel to the Gold Coast next week.

“We will work out what it means for the hub and what that looks like going forward after we get the medical recommendations,” he said.

McCarthy is in his fourth season with the Dockers after moving from Greater Western Sydney, where he made his AFL debut in 2014.


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