Midtjylland’s Olsson was hospitalised with a severe brain-related illness

Midfielder Kristoffer Olsson, hailing from Sweden, finds himself in the hospital after losing consciousness at his residence, leading to his placement on a ventilator, according to an announcement made by his club, Midtjylland.

The 28-year-old, previously associated with Arsenal, is currently grappling with what appears to be an acute brain-related illness, as reported by the Danish club. Transported to Aarhus University Hospital on February 20, Olsson’s situation prompted Midtjylland to issue a statement due to mounting rumours and speculation surrounding his recent absence.

Expressing deep concern, Midtjylland conveyed that Olsson’s sudden illness has deeply impacted everyone associated with the club. They clarified that the nature of Olsson’s ailment does not stem from any form of self-inflicted harm or external factors. Presently, a team of leading medical professionals in Denmark is diligently working to diagnose Olsson’s condition and administer appropriate treatment.

Having emerged from Arsenal’s youth academy, Olsson transitioned to Midtjylland midway through the 2014–15 Premier League season, following a solitary appearance with the Gunners. Arsenal, via social media platform X, extended wishes for Olsson’s swift and complete recovery.

Olsson, boasting 47 senior appearances for Sweden, has traversed various clubs, including stints with Swedish outfit AIK, Krasnodar in Russia, and Anderlecht in Belgium, interspersed between his tenures with Midtjylland.

The Swedish Football Association, also utilising social media platform X, rallied support for Olsson, urging him to persevere amidst his health battle. Expressing solidarity, they emphasised that Olsson’s recovery remains paramount, extending their thoughts to his family during this challenging period.

Olsson’s recent health setback has rendered him unavailable for Midtjylland’s two most recent Danish Superliga fixtures, with his last appearance for the club occurring during the Atlantic Cup against Fredrikstad on February 9.

Throughout his hospitalization, Olsson has been surrounded by his immediate family, along with members of the FC Midtjylland staff and medical specialists, according to the club. Urging the public to exhibit respect and understanding, Midtjylland emphasised the importance of providing Olsson, his family, and medical practitioners with the necessary peace of mind to facilitate his successful recovery.