Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus ‘ok’ after suffering head injury

  • IANS


    June 10, 2017 | 9:24 am

Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus (C) is carried off the pitch on a stretcher after suffering a head injury (Photo: AFP)

Brazil coach Tite also allayed fears that the 20-year-old striker could have suffered a concussion.

Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus has escaped serious injury after being taken to hospital during the 0-1 loss to Argentina in their international football friendly at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Jesus was carried off the pitch on a stretcher after being accidentally struck on the head by the elbow of his Manchester City club-mate Nicolas Otamendi on Friday, reports Xinhua news agency.

"Gabriel is ok. I spoke to the doctors and they said he is fine. He had (medical) exams to see if there was a fracture, but fortunately he is ok," Brazil's assistant coach Edu Gaspar told reporters on Saturday.

Brazil coach Tite also allayed fears Jesus could have suffered concussion, though the 20-year-old is in doubt for the team's next match against Australia at the same venue on Tuesday.

"At first glance it doesn't seem to be anything serious" Tite said.

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