30
Mar

Player in Ukraine may have saved opponent’s life after collision

Something truly amazing happened in the Ukrainian Premier League today.

Dynamo Kiev midfielder Oleh Husev was knocked unconscious when he collided with the Dnipro goalkeeper’s knee. But not only was he out cold, his tongue seemed to have blocked his airway.

By stroke of luck or fate, Dnipro’s Jaba Kankava was nearby and knew exactly what to do. What happened next is both chilling and astonishing:

As of now, there hasn’t been any word on Husev’s condition, but regardless of outcome, it’s pretty clear that Kankava’s reaction could have saved his life.

UPDATE:

More video surfaced from the opposite angle, and it’s somehow more intense than the first. It also shows Husev being transported to the hospital and walking in under his own power. While we don’t know the extent of his injuries, it looks like he’ll be just fine — largely in part because of Kankava’s actions.

(H/T SB Nation)

27
Oct

Keeper knocked unconscious after colliding with post

PSV goalkeeper Przemyslaw Tyton had to be put in a neck brace and taken off the pitch in an ambulance after an ugly collision with the goalpost in Sunday’s 2-1 loss to Roda.

While making a fantastic save on a free kick, Tyson’s head first crashed into the post before violently slapping off the ground, knocking him unconscious. Medical staff quickly moved in to stabilize his neck and transported him to a nearby hospital.

PSV was forced to play midfielder Ola Toivonen in net to see out the final three minutes, as the team had already used up all three substitutions, but that surely was the last of their worries at the moment. Thankfully, initial reports from the hospital say that Tyton will be okay.

H/T Dirty Tackle