In the most MLS injury ever, Jimmy Neilsen, the Danish goalkeeper for Sporting Kansas City, was hit in the eye with a flying Omar Bravo bobblehead last night. He laid on the pitch for about four minutes, got stitched up, and returned to play in a 3-1 win over Portland.
The Kansas City Star's soccer blog is treating the entire incident like an assassination attempt ("the club used its detailed security cameras to identify the suspects"), but Callum Williams—Sporting's convincingly British play-by-play guy—was more casual about the ordeal: "One-Eyed Jimmy, maybe you could call him!" he cheerily suggested in the live broadcast. Guess you could!
Thrown bobblehead doll injures Sporting goalkeeper [The Full 90]