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Watch As A Russian Soccer Player Gets Hit In The Head By Flare Thrown From Stands

Luckily, he was conscious when he was transported to the hospital.

Last updated on July 3, 2018, at 1:12 p.m. ET

Posted on March 27, 2015, at 5:07 p.m. ET

Immediately after kickoff in a Russia–Montenegro match, Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfee was hit in the head by a flare tossed from the stands.

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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.

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