Riyadh: Saudi player Yasir Al-Shahrani, who was injured during the Argentina-Saudi match in Qatar on Tuesday, was rushed to Riyadh and underwent emergency surgery. The player was injured in a collision with Saudi goalkeeper Mohammad Al-Uwais.
Shahrani was hit in the face by the goalkeeper’s knee while jumping to catch the ball as it came up into the penalty box. Shahrani collided with the goalkeeper while trying to head the ball away. Shahrani, who was seriously injured and fell on the field, was taken out of the stadium on a stretcher.
Shahrani’s jaw and facial bone were fractured in an X-ray at Doha Hamad Medical Center.
Medical examination also revealed internal bleeding. The star was rushed to the Riyadh National Guard Hospital on Wednesday morning after the doctors advised him to undergo an emergency surgery as soon as possible.
Saudi Arabia made their debut at the World Cup by defeating Argentina. The performance of goalkeeper Muhammad Al Uwais was the most decisive in Saudi’s victory, which is considered one of the coup victories in history.