The Brazilian Mesias recovered quickly, was bandaged up and returned to the pitch, while Gonzalo Rios had to go straight to the ambulance on a stretcher.
Audax Italiano’s Argentinian midfielder Gonzalo Rios was the star of a clash with Brazilian defender Mesias, and started in the 2023 Copa Sudamericana against Santos FC.
The Chilean team’s players had to be transported by ambulance from the El Teniente stadium to a medical facility in Rancagua.
Both players hit their heads hard for the ball. The Audinos attacking midfielder suffered the worst on the fortified pitch at O’Higgins Club.
Messias recovered quickly, was bandaged and returned to the pitch, while Rios, though conscious despite the impact, had to be carried straight to the ambulance on a stretcher.
Santos also sent a message of support to the Italian midfielder. He said: “I also want my opponent Gonzalo Rios to be strong. wrote to the network
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