Autopsy fails to determine cause of Morosini death

16 April 2012
People observe a moment of silence for Italian footballer Piermario Morosini
People observe a moment of silence for Italian footballer Piermario Morosini before the Spanish league football match between RCD Espanyol and Valencia CF at the Cornella-El Prat stadium in Cornella on April 15. Six hours of autopsy on Monday failed to produce an answer as to what caused the death of Livorno footballer Morosini, who collapsed and died during a match on Saturday

Six hours of autopsy on Monday failed to produce an answer as to what caused the death of Livorno footballer Piermario Morosini, who collapsed and died during a match on Saturday.

Dr Cristian D'Ovidio said following the autopsy that more tests would be needed to find an exact cause of death.

"There is no evidence to the naked eye that allows us to determine what caused this lad's death," he said.

"Now we need to make more tests, including a toxicology report."

Morosini collapsed during Saturday's Serie B match at Pescara before being rushed to hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

His heart had stopped beating on the pitch and doctors failed to resuscitate him.