Newcastle defender Fabian Schar received what is being described as life-saving treatment after a nasty clash of heads left him unconscious on the pitch whilst in action for Switzerland.
Georgia player Jemal Tabidze quickly came over and made sure Schar hadn’t swallowed his tongue, according to the Sport Bible, preventing a potentially lethal situation.
.@NUFC's Fabian Schär is involved in a nasty clash of heads early on for Switzerland! ??
The defender returned to the field shortly after, looking slightly dazed… pic.twitter.com/jDNdJtXpd9
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) March 23, 2019
Watch the clip above as Schar is instantly knocked out after going up for a header in a battle over the incoming corner kick.
It’s certainly worrying that this kind of thing seems to be happening more and football as a whole is perhaps being a little slow to deal with the severity of such incidents.
Ridiculously, Schar carried on playing after this knock, which seems needlessly risky and foolish.