One of Torino’s matchday stewards has had to have his spleen removed after being hit by the ball during last Sunday’s 1-0 win over Inter Milan.
Marco Rapisarda was duly admitted to the Martini hospital in Turin, where he underwent emergency surgery to remove the ruptured organ.
As can be seen in the Sport Mediaset coverage, Inter winger Antonio Candreva walloped a 25-yard freekick clear over the crossbar which smacked into the back of the unsuspecting Rapisarda, who was facing away from the pitch.
According to Calcio Mercato, the steward managed to finish his shift at the ground before going to hospital the following day.
After being checked over and closely monitored, doctors found out that his spleen had been damaged by the ball and decided to remove it through surgery.
Apparently, a delegation from Torino have been to visit Rapisarda in hospital, where he continues to rest and recuperate.