Fabian Schar is KNOCKED OUT following sickening collision with Eddie Nketiah, with his defensive partner Emil Krafth appearing to stop him swallowing his tongue during victory over Arsenal
- Eddie Nketiah collided with Fabian Schar just moments into the second-half
- Schar hit the ground heavily and stayed down motionless after the collision
- Emil Krafth appeared to try and prevent Schar from swallowing his tongue
- Fortunately Schar was able to walk off the field as he was substituted
Fabian Schar was knocked out after a sickening collision with Eddie Nketiah during Newcastle’s 2-0 victory over Arsenal.
It was a night of joy for the Magpies who put a serious dent into their opposition’s Champions League hopes after an own goal from Ben White, was followed by Bruno Guimaraes’ fifth goal of the season.
However, there was concern for their defender Schar after he collides with Nketiah just seconds into the start of the second-half.
There was concern for Newcastle defender Fabian Schar who was knocked out on Monday
The ground was brought to silence as Schar was motionless after colliding with Eddie Nketiah
The 30-year-old crashed down heavily on the ground and stayed motionless as the 52,000 seater St James’ Park was brought to silence.
His team-mates waved the medical staff on immediately, as centre-back partner Emil Krafth appeared to make sure that Schar didn’t swallow his tongue.
Nketiah received a booking for the challenge, but VAR decided no further punishment was necessary.
Thankfully, a dazed Schar managed to get himself up and walk off, albeit gingerly, after lengthy treatment.
Emil Krafth appeared to check that his defensive partner didn’t swallow his tongue
After lengthy treatment, a dazed Schar was able to sit up as players continued to check on him
He was immediately replaced by Jamaal Lascelles, as the Magpies would go on to score two second-half goals.
Following the game, Schar did post a tweet in which he showed off a video from Newcastle’s official account showing off the incredible pre-match atmosphere against Arsenal.
Also during the match, Newcastle striker Callum WIlson played on despite dislodging a tooth.
Schar was able to walk off the pitch as he was replaced by team-mate Jamaal Lascelles
Callum Wilson suffered a dislodged tooth but continued on as Newcastle beat Arsenal
The 30-year-old made his long awaited return to the starting XI in the 2-0 win over Mikel Arteta’s side after recently recovering from a calf injury which saw him miss 18 games.
But he suffered a whack to the face in the 27th minute and ran straight to the touchline to sort out what looked to be a dislodged front tooth.
The striker managed to get back on the pitch and played a crucial role in giving Newcastle the lead at St James’ Park.
Wilson burst into the box as Joelinton delivered a cross into the box before White put the ball into the back of his own net.