Kaiserslautern: Coach did not have heart attack during game


DARMSTADT, Germany (AP) Kaiserslautern says its coach did not have a heart attack during the team’s second-division match at Darmstadt.

The club says further cardiac examinations will take place on Thursday to determine the exact cause of Jeff Strasser’s problems at halftime.

Medical personnel attended the scene Wednesday in the changing rooms and the 43-year-old Strasser was brought to a hospital in Darmstadt. The game, scoreless at the time, did not restart for the second half.

The stadium announcer asked 17,400 fans in attendance to wait for 10 minutes before saying the game was called off because of a “medical emergency.”

Kaiserslautern is last in the second division with 12 points and needed a win to boost its hopes of escaping relegation.