Peruvian striker Jefferson Farfan suffered a head injury during a training session and was admitted to a clinic in Moscow, where he spent the night, but the tests he has undergone are “favorable”, the Peruvian Football Federation (FPF) said Saturday. Also Read - FIFA Announces New Dates For U-17 Women's World Cup in India Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
“Our national player Jefferson Farfan (collided) with a goalkeeper. He suffered a traumatic brain injury,” the FPF statement says. Also Read - We Can Beat Oman if we Play Fearless Football: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu on World Cup Qualifying Opener
The player hit one of the Peruvian team’s goalkeepers and was knocked unconscious during Saturday morning training at the Khimki Stadium in the Russian capital, the Peruvian team’s usual venue since the start of the World Cup in Russia.
Following the appropriate protocols in this type of situation, the player was taken to the hospital assigned by FIFA to Peru, he regained consciousness and underwent all the relevant medical examinations, according to the FPF.
The doctor of the selection, Julio Segura assured that “the results have been favorable for the player”, but added that “Following medical advice, he will remain in hospital.”
Peru can’t progress to the next stage of the world Cup after losing their first two games, but will still play against Australia in their final Group C match on Jun. 26. in Sochi.