- Professional soccer player Patrick Ekeng dies after collapsing on the field
- Ekeng fell during 69th minute of game and later died in hospital, local media said
(CNN)Professional soccer player Patrick Ekeng died after collapsing on the field during a televised game in Romania.
Ekeng, a 26-year-old midfielder from Cameroon, played for Dinamo Bucharest. His team was playing Viitorul in Bucharest on Friday when he collapsed.
Ekeng fell during the 69th minute of the game and was rushed to hospital, where he was declared dead, local media reported.