Martin Skrtel suffered a serious scare during Slovakia’s King’s Cup clash with Thailand at the weekend.
The former Liverpool centre-half was knocked out in the 27th minute after he got a smack of the ball full in the face.
Skrtel immediately collapsed and lost consciousness.
However, the quick intervention of his team-mates and then the Rajamangala Stadium medical staff averted any tragedy, with Ondrej Duda ensuring the Fenerbahçe defender didn’t swallow his tongue.
Horrible scenes as Martin Škrtel was knocked out during todays friendly between Slovakia & Thailand, which led to him swallowing his tongue. A teammate managed to get to him in time and the doctor quickly after him.
Absolute Warrior. YNWA 💪🙏pic.twitter.com/qxHkDdf8hR
— 🔴 (@ChrisvLFC) March 25, 2018
Thankfully, after an extended break in play, Skrtel went on to play for another 45 minutes of the game, which Slovakia won 3-2.
Reports suggest that a post-game examination found that the big man was okay, which is great news!