NEW YORK (AP) — Grant Wahl died of a ruptured blood vessel while covering a World Cup match last weekend, according to an autopsy by a leading American soccer writer. Wahl’s wife, Dr. Celine Gounder, said Wednesday that the New York City Medical Examiner’s Office performed the autopsy. “Grant died of rupture of a slow-growing, undiagnosed ascending aortic aneurysm with hemopericardium,” she wrote on her husband’s website, referring to the wall surrounding the heart.
“The chest pressure he experienced before his death was indicative of early symptoms. Neither CPR nor shocks saved him. His death had nothing to do with Covid. His death had nothing to do with vaccination status. Nothing malicious. About his death,” Wall, 49, from the Netherlands, told the Argentine Quarter- He said during the final match.
Lucille was injured during extra time in the early hours of Saturday morning in the media tribune at Qatar’s iconic stadium. Emergency personnel attended him immediately and treated him for 20 to 30 minutes before taking him away on a stretcher, reporters near him said. His body was taken to New York. “The transition was handled with the utmost care and sensitivity,” Gounder said. wrote.
“This is an international matter, requiring coordination from multiple agencies, domestically and internationally, and full cooperation from everyone involved. Thanks to everyone involved in repatriating the grant, especially the White House, the US Department of State, FIFA, US Soccer, and American Airlines. “My body finally gave up on me Three weeks of little sleep, too much stress and too much work can do that to you,” Wahl wrote on Dec. 5.
“The cold I’ve had for the past 10 days has turned into something. The night of the USA-Netherlands game was even more intense and I could feel a new level of pressure and discomfort in my upper chest. Wall wrote that he tested negative for COVID-19 and received treatment for his symptoms. “I was in the main media today. Went to the medical clinic in the center, and they said I had bronchitis.
They gave me antibiotics and some heavy-duty cough syrup, and after a few hours, I was a little better. Still: a Bueno,” he wrote. Wall worked for Sports Illustrated from 1996 to 2021, known primarily for his coverage of soccer and college basketball. He also launched his own website, Football with Grant Wall, and a podcast with Meadowlark Media.
Wall worked at Fox Sports from 2012-19 and was hired by CBS Sports in 2021 as an analyst and editorial consultant. Wall wrote a 2009 book. “After English soccer star David Beckham joins Major League Soccer’s LA Galaxy and the 2018 book, Modern Soccer,” Gounder said plans to hold a memorial service.