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Ex-Flamengo player spends night in hospital after head clash in Inter v Vasco | Sports

Ex-Flamengo player spends night in hospital after head clash in Inter v Vasco | Sports

Rene had to spend the night in hospital after suffering a head injury.Reproduction

Posted on 07/08/2024 at 09:45

Left-back Rene spent the night in hospital under observation after that. The protagonist in a strong head-to-head clash with defender Rojas.in the match between Internacional and Vasco, on Sunday, for the 15th round of the Brazilian League. The club from Rio Grande do Sul said that the Inter player is “in good health and conscious.”

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“Inter informs that after the first tests, the athlete Rene is well, conscious and speaking normally. The left-back will spend the night under observation in order to fully recover,” Inter’s management informed on Sunday night.

Rene scared his teammates and Vasco’s rivals when he was knocked unconscious on the pitch after colliding head-on with Rojas in a dispute over an aerial ball. The move, which took place in the 40th minute of the first half after a Cruzmaltena corner kick, shocked the crowd in the stadium.

Internacional’s medical team quickly entered the pitch to provide care for the player. Rene left the pitch in an ambulance awake and was taken to the Mae de Deus Hospital, in Porto Alegre, for further examinations.

Amid concerns over the player’s health, it was reported that Rene would not be on the pitch for the match against Vasco. The full-back had received his third yellow card in the previous round against Fluminense, which would have automatically suspended him. However, the referee did not record the yellow card on the scoresheet, allowing the full-back to be selected for this round’s match.

René was replaced by defender Robert Renan in the 46th minute of the first half. Inter ended up losing 2-1 to Vasco, on their return to the Beira Rio stadium, which had been flooded for weeks after flooding in Rio Grande do Sul. In total, the stadium could not be used for 70 days.

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