Saturday 1 October 2016

Video: Argentine footballer dies after catching a knee to the head during a game

Published 24/05/2016 | 09:56

An Argentine footballer has died after a tragic on-field incident.

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24-year-olld Michael Favre caught a knee to the head as he fell to the ground while playing for his club San Jorge de Villa against Defensores de Colon.

Favre initially appeared to be okay, standing up after the incident, but was then knocked to the ground once more by an on-rushing opponent as he protested.

He was taken to the hospital for treatment but was later pronounced dead.

 

The Argentine Football Association released a statement paying tribute to the deceased footballer.

"The AFA expressed its condolences for the death of Michael Favre, San Jorge player of Villa Elisa, and sends its support for the family and the club.

"The Argentine Football Association expresses deep sorrow over the death of Michael Favre, who plays for Club San Jorge, which occurred while playing against Defensores."

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