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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.

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

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.

Lindsey Adler is a sports reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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