Former Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel was left unconscious and swallowed his tongue during Slovakia’s King’s Cup final victory against Thailand on Sunday.
Skrtel was knocked out in the 27th minute when the ball hit him in the face prompting him to collapse.
There was concern for the 33-year-old when he lay motionless after appearing to swallow his tongue.
Team-mate Ondrej Duda had to act quickly to help the Fenerbache defender.
There was a long break in play as Skrtel received treatment from the pitchside medical team at the Rajamangala Stadium in Thailand.
Skrtel was taken off the pitch before managing to return to the action and play for another 45 minutes.
Slovakia went on to beat Thailand 3-2 in the King’s Cup final.
It was reported after the game that Skrtel was okay after a follow-up check from the Slovakia team doctor.
Source: Daily Mail