Watch As A Russian Soccer Player Gets Hit In The Head By Flare Thrown From Stands – BuzzFeed News
Luckily, he was conscious when he was transported to the hospital.
Immediately after kickoff in a Russia–Montenegro match, Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfee was hit in the head by a flare tossed from the stands.
The Guardian reports Akinfee was conscious when he was taken to the hospital.
The match resumed after a 35 minute delay. Yury Lodygin was subbed in for Akinfee.