Belgium: Sporting Lokeren defender Gregory Mertens dies after collapsing in game
May 1 , 2015
Sporting Lokeren player Gregory Mertens, who had collapsed in a reserve match on April 27, has died.
The 24-year-old defender had also played for the Under-21 Belgian team. After suffering a cardiac arrest in the match against Genk, he went into a coma.
Before moving to Lokeren in January 2014, Mertens was with Cercle Brugge.
In a statement, a shocked Lokeren said Mertens’s death was something “no one could ever dare to predict.”