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Chilling X-ray of the skull of the Saudi Arabia defender who collided with his goalkeeper

Yasser Al Shahrani will miss the entire World Cup after the blow he received at the end of the match against Argentina

Yasser Al Shahrani AFP

23/11/2022

Updated 11/24/2022 at 2:35 p.m.

From the unexpected defeat of Argentina against Saudi Arabia, several images were taken that will be marked in the history of this World Cup in Qatar, the vast majority of joy for those of the team trained by Hervé Renard.

However, the tremendous scare that gave Yasser Al Shahrani in the last moments of the match, he left the sporting result in the background. The defender was going to cover a ball when his goalkeeper also went high, causing a strong commotion and a fractured skull and jaw.

The very same Saudi prince, Mohammed Bin Salmantook in his private plane to the player for him to undergo emergency surgery, since the first tests made it clear that his condition required it. And it is that the x-ray showed the state in which his skull was left.

The injury suffered was aggravated by internal bleeding that made it necessary to hurry before the operation.

Despite the scandalous nature of the blow and the injury suffered, the defender himself took care of reassure Saudi fans with a brief message in which he thanked the support shown. «I want to reassure about my state of health, I am better. Don’t forget me in your prayers. Congratulations for the victory. Thank you”.

The Al-Hilal defender will be out for at least a month until he recovers from his fractures.


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