Kasper Schmeichel appears to be KNOCKED OUT after taking a knee to the head… but Leicester goalkeeper is able to walk off during Denmark’s Nations League win over Iceland
- Kasper Schmeichel was on the ground with his eyes closed for a brief period
- However, he responded to medical attention and was able to walk off the field
- Leicester fans will hope he will be fit and ready to take on Liverpool next week
Leicester City fans are waiting for news on the status of goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel after he took a nasty blow to the head during Denmark’s win over Iceland on Sunday.
Schmeichel rushed out and dived to grab the ball, but Albert Gudmundsson was onrushing and couldn’t stop in time.
His thigh and knee connected with Schmeichel’s head, and the Dane appeared to be briefly knocked out.
Kasper Schmeichel was in pain but appeared to be okay after taking a knee to the head
The goalkeeper was struck in the head by Albert Gudmundsson accidentally in the first half
He received medical attention, and was eventually able to leave the field under his own power.
He was substituted off at half time as a precaution, with the possibility of a concussion or a neck injury in the minds of the doctors.
Schmeichel will be looked at further, but there is no word yet on the extent of any injury he may have.
Players rushed to Schmeichel’s aid after it became clear he may have been badly injured
The goalkeeper was clearly in a lot of pain following the incident, and was briefly on the ground with his eyes shut as team-mates rushed to see if he was hurt.
However he did respond to medical attention, so there are hopes that there won’t be a lasting problem.
Brendan Rodgers will certainly hope not either, with the Foxes still flying high at the top of the Premier League table.
Schmeichel was able to leave the field under his own power, and was subbed at half time
They have a crucial match against reigning champions Liverpool coming up next weekend, so he will need his squad to be at full strength for that stern test.
Denmark won their game against Iceland 2-1. They went ahead early through a Christian Eriksen penalty, although Iceland looked to have rescued a point with a late goal.
However, Eriksen stepped up for a second penalty in injury time, sealing the win for his team.
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