Former Manchester City and Al Ahli winger, Riyad Mahrez has been hospitalized in Saudi Arabia for a medical emergency, MySportDab reports.
According to reports from Saudi media outlets, Riyad Mahrez has been rushed to the hospital after he suddenly fell ill.
The medical emergency has been linked to a possible food poisoning based on reliable sources close to the player.
Mahrez was hale and hearty when he reportedly went to an eatery in the City to have some snacks and fun.
After taking the snacks, he suddenly fell ill and had been rushed to the hospital leading to reports the Algerian footballer must have been poisoned at the eatery.
Social Media footages of the ailing Mahrez shows the former Premier League star lying in hospital bed and struggling to breath.
He had to be supported with an oxygen to breath as he could not breath normally due to the effect of the poisoning.
He was quickly attended to by medical personnels at the health care facility, who immediately swung into action to help the ailing footballer.
Sources close to the player have revealed he is slowly recovering himself but will need time to fully recover as he is yet to come to his full wellbeing.
The news is coming as a big shock as the former Manchester City player was already set for an exciting new challenge with Al Ahli in the Saudi Pro League after joining the club from Manchester City this summer.
Mahrez left Manchester City for Saudi Arabia after struggling for first team action at Etihad.
He is one of the most decorated African player that has played for Manchester City and has won the Premier League, FA Cup, EFL Cup, and Champions League with the club.
MySportDab joins hlibal football fans to wish the prolific winger a quick recovery from the illness