After colliding with a teammate in training, Galatasaray striker Radamel Falcao sustained a broken bone in his face.
The Colombian international was taken to hospital for tests after suffering the injury, and he will miss time, according to the Turkish club.
The 35-year-old will have surgery to repair a broken bone in his face, although it is unclear how long he will be out of commission.
“After the head collision in today’s training, a fracture was found in one of our players, Radamel Falcao, whose tests were conducted at our sponsor hospital Ulus Liv Hospital,” the club said in a statement.
“A closed reduction operation under anesthesia has been scheduled for our player’s care this evening.”
Falcao, what happened to him?
When he collided heads with Galatasaray winger Kerem Akturkoglu, the former Manchester United and Chelsea forward was injured.
According to the Turkish club, Falcao was in much worse condition after the match than the 22-year-old.
“Kerem Akturkoglu, who did not have any issues during the tests,” the statement continued, “will be kept under surveillance for precautionary purposes.”