A player's injury in a Ukrainian Premier League match today could have ended in a much worse way if his opponent didn't act as quickly as he did.

During today's match between Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk and Dynamo Kiev, Oleh Husyev took at knee to the head by Dnipro keeper Denys Boyko, immediately knocking him to the pitch. According to a report on the Toronto Sun, Husyev was unconscious and swallowed his tongue.

Dnipro's Jaba Kankava somehow realized what had happened to Husyev and immediately came over to open his mouth and prevent him from suffocating. As seen in the video, Husyev does regain consciousness before being stretchered off. It could have been much worse if Kankava didn't respond as quickly as he did.


H/t to Brandon McCarthy