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Former Liverpool defender Coates saves team-mate's life after goalkeeper knocked unconscious

The 28-year-old prevented team-mate Romain Salin from choking after the goalkeeper collided with his post.

I Liga 2018/19 - Portimonense vs Sporting CP Uruguay and Sporting Lisbon defender Sebastian Coates. Source: SIPA USA/PA Images

SEBASTIAN COATES has been hailed a hero after the former Liverpool defender dramatically helped save his team-mates’s life over the weekend.

The Uruguayan sprung to action during a Primeira Liga game between Sporting Lisbon and Portimonense, when goalkeeper Romain Salin collided with his own goal-post.

Shortly before half-time the shot-stopper tried to prevent forward Shoya Nakajima from scoring, before accidentally crashing into the woodwork neck first — knocking the goalkeeper unconscious.

Coates ran over immediately, opening his team-mates mouth and tilting his head back to try and help keep Salin’s airways clear.

The goalkeeper received immediate treatment on the field of play before being substituted off shortly before the break.

Source: ESPN UK/YouTube

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