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Fulham’s Odoi suffers scary head injury

Fulham FC v Cardiff City - Premier League

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 27: Denis Odoi of Fulham is kicked by teammate Maxime Le Marchand of Fulham as he attempts to clear the ball during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Cardiff City at Craven Cottage on April 27, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

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Fulham’s Denis Odoi was involved in a scary incident against Cardiff City on Saturday.

The Belgian defender was kicked in the face by his own teammate, Maxime Le Marchand, and appeared to be immediately knocked out before regaining consciousness.

Odoi, 30, received treatment for close to 10 minutes on the pitch, receiving oxygen and being looked after my multiple members of the medical staff before he was carried off on a stretcher.

Fulham’s medical staff had to hold Odoi down when he first regained consciousness as he seemed dazed, and it seems likely that the Premier League’s concussion protocol will have been used.

Speaking after the 1-0 win for Fulham, his manager Scott Parker gave the following update.

“Denis is OK, I have just seen him, it was a big head injury,” Parker said. “He was out of it for a few seconds which was concerning, but he is fine and will be OK.”

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