Mario Fernandes was taken to the hospital after his damage throughout Russia’s match in opposition to Finland.© AFP
Russian defender Mario Fernandes was hospitalised Wednesday after struggling a again damage throughout a Euro 2020 match in opposition to Finland however averted spinal harm, his workforce stated. The 30-year-old went up for a excessive ball within the Finland field within the first half and got here down awkwardly, the again of his neck taking the total drive of the touchdown. The Brazilian-born CSKA Moscow participant was carried off the pitch on a stretcher with a brace round his head and neck. He was changed by Vyacheslav Karavayev.
His workforce stated on Twitter that Fernandes has been taken to a hospital in Saint Petersburg, Russia’s second metropolis the place the match was happening.
“In accordance with the outcomes of the examination, Mario didn’t endure a spinal damage,” the workforce stated in a while Wednesday, including that Fernandes is flying again along with his teammates to Moscow.
Fernandes’s damage is one other blow to the workforce who’ve already misplaced veteran Yuri Zhirkov, who was injured throughout the 3-0 loss in opposition to Belgium on Saturday.
One other defender, Fyodor Kudryashov is but to recuperate from an damage that he suffered throughout a pre-tournament pleasant.
Winger Andrei Mostovoy was changed within the squad final week after testing constructive for coronavirus.
Russia claimed a 1-0 win over Finland within the Group B match between the 2 neighbours.
Their subsequent match in opposition to Denmark will happen on Monday in Copenhagen.
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