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‘Exhausted’ Bellarabi collapses in friendly, hospitalized

Sportfreunde Siegen v Bayer Leverkusen - Pre Season Friendly Match

SIEGEN, GERMANY - JULY 21: Karim Bellarabi of Leverkusen controls the ball during a friendly match at Leimbachstadion on July 21, 2018 in Siegen, Germany. (Photo by Juergen Schwarz/Getty Images)

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Bayer Leverkusen winger Karim Bellarabi has been hospitalized after collapsing during the club’s Tuesday friendly versus Wuppertal.

Bellarabi, 28, carries 11 caps for Germany and has been with Bayer since 2011 aside from a loan stint with Eintracht Braunschweig.

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The club said he collapsed due to “exhaustion” and updated his status on Twitter, saying he’d remain in the hospital overnight.

Karim is doing well and has received the all-clear from the medical staff, but will remain in the hospital overnight for observation.

Thanks again for your concern and all of your well wishes! 🙏

— Bayer 04 Leverkusen (@bayer04_en) July 24, 2018

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