CHILEAN star Kevin Medel had a weekend to forget during CD Universidad de Concepcion’s thrilling clash with Deportes Temuco.
The midfielder, 25, suffered a serious injury within 20 minutes of Saturday’s game against Primera B.
Medics rushed to the field to treat Medel, with the ex-Chilean Under-17 star clearly unable to walk on his own.
Armed with a stretcher, the stadium doctors tried to pull him out of the playing field.
But upon picking it up, one of the medics slipped and sent Medel crashing into the grass… again.
As the medic attempted to stand, he slipped again and fell on his buttocks, leading Medel’s teammates to furiously surround him.
Clearly struggles to carry the stretcher, a RIVAL The player eventually came to an end and helped transport Medel off the field to safety.
The whole saga led to a long hiatus from the game.
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But the Universidad de Concepcion made full use of every second of the downtime.
The Chilean team – which was relegated from the top flight last season via the playoffs – scored a 96th MINUTE equalization thanks to the dramatic strike of Carlos Escobar.
The crux still leaves the Universidad de Concepcion 13th in the 16-team league, with Temuco seventh after 23 games of the season.
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