Saturday, August 27, 2011

Video: Didier Drogba Unconscious For 30 Minutes Following Dangerous Blow to Head

Didier Drogba, one of soccer's biggest world superstars, was knocked unconscious today in Chelsea's match against Norwich.

Drogba was attempting to head the ball past goalkeeper John Ruddy, but instead a flying mid-air collision took place that dropped Drogba, boneless, to the ground.

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Team doctors raced onto the field and spent seven minutes administering aid to the Ivory Coast soccer star, and eventually placed him on a stretcher to carry him off the field. 

He was then taken to the hospital. He was supposedly unconscious for 30 minutes, but has since woken up and is undergoing further tests, according to Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas. So far, the diagnosis is "mild" concussion, but it remains to be seen if he has anymore extensive damage to his head and how long his recovery could take.

Soccer fans will remember that earlier in the summer, Manchester United soccer phenom Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez sustained a concussion in practice.  He was held out for over a month as a precaution, and just recently got back on the pitch for a 10 minute substitution in ManU's game against Tottenham. That apparently went well, so he could be rejoining the starting lineup soon.

Best wishes to Drogba for a full and speedy recovery. He is beloved by Chelsea fans, and is a national hero in his home country of Ivory Coast.

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