Southampton’s Jan Bednarek is very lucky not to have suffered a neck injury after the defender collided mid-air with Aston Villa’s Ollie Watkins during today’s early Premier League kick-off.
Southampton are currently leading Jack Grealish’s Villa 2-0 after early goals from Jannik Vestergaard and James Ward-Prowse gave the Saints breathing space at Villa Park.
However, the game came so close to be hampered for all the wrong reasons after Bednarek collided mid-way with striker Watkins which resulted in the Polish defender landed heavily right on top of his neck.
The defender was able to carry on after receiving treatment though, thankfully.
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