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Ex-Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel stopped from swallowing tongue by team-mate

There were worrying scenes as the Slovakia captain lay on the ground, but he has thankfully recovered.

Thailand v Slovakia - International Friendly Skrtel is treated by the team doctor. Source: Pakawich Damrongkiattisak

DURING YESTERDAY’S INTERNATIONAL friendly between Slovakia and Thailand, Fenerbahce defender Martin Skrtel was left motionless on the ground after taking a powerfully-struck ball to the head.

With the Slovakian captain appearing to be in some discomfort, team-mate Ondrej Duda acted quickly to ensure he didn’t swallow his tongue.

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Skrtel was attended to by medics in the 27th minute and the 33-year-old actually continued to play on until 18 minutes before the the final whistle.

He tweeted to ease the worries of fans afterwards too:

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