Monday, March 31, 2014

Ukraine soccer player saves rival from swallowing his tongue during match (VIDEO)

It was an amazing moment on the pitch when a Ukrainian soccer player was heroically saved by an opposing player after an inadvertent blow to the head during a Ukrainian Premier League match Sunday.

The tense scene unfolded after Oleh Husyev of the Dynamo Kiev took the accidental knee from Denys Boyko, goalkeeper for the Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, and went down hard.

Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk midfielder Jaba Kankava jumped into action when he saw his unconscious rival sprawled on the pitch. Kankava flipped Husyev over and frantically began forcing his fingers into Husyev's mouth.  The 30-year-old's  tongue was apparently blocking his airway, leaving him unable to breath.

Others quickly joined in before the stunned crowd, and at one point Kankava screamed and recoiled, holding his hand, probably bitten by the convulsing Husyev. But the rescue was a success as a dazed Husyev managed to get up before being taken off the field on a stretcher.


  1. If you think that knee was accidental, then you don't watch soccer very much.

  2. Humanity unfolds...wonderful to hear about true Heroes such as this...