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Euro 2020: Russia's Fernandes cleared of spinal injury after fall

Last updated on: June 17, 2021 00:01 IST
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'According to the scan results, Fernandes does not have a spinal injury'

Maria Fernandez

IMAGE: Russia’s Mario Fernandes reacts as he is stretchered off after suffering an injury during the Euro 2020 match against Finland. Photograph: Kirill Kudryavtsev/Getty Images

Russia have confirmed that Mario Fernandes did not suffer a spinal injury after his heavy fall in Wednesday's 1-0 win over Finland in their European Championship Group B match in St Petersburg.

Full back Fernandes had a rough fall in the first half after an aerial duel which saw him fall on his back and neck. The 30-year-old was taken off the pitch on a stretcher and taken to the hospital for scans.

 

Maria Fernandez

IMAGE: Mario Fernandes is stretchered off. Photograph: Kirill Kudryavtsev/Getty Images

"Fernandes was suspected of having a thoracic spine injury," the Russian team said in a statement.

"According to the scan results, Fernandes does not have a spinal injury. He is flying with the team to Moscow and will be under the supervision of the doctors of the Russian national team."

Mario Fernandez

IMAGE: Mario Fernandes receives medical treatment. Photograph: Kirill Kudryavtsev/Getty Images

Russia, who lost 3-0 to Belgium in their group opener, play Denmark in their final group game in Copenhagen on Monday.

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