Sebastian Coates has been hailed as a hero after his quick thinking potentially saved a team mate’s life during a game in Portugal.
The Uruguay international defender, who formerly played for Liverpool and Sunderland, was in action for current club Sporting Lisbon against Portimonense in the Premeira Liga.
During the game, his goalkeeper Romain Salin collided with the post and was left unconscious – prompting Coates to step in with emergency aid to clear his airways.
Salin had been hurt as he attempted to save Portimonense’s second goal, scored by striker Shoya Nakajima.
The keeper was knocked out, with the risk that he would be unable to breathe if his tongue was blocking his throat.
As Sporting physios raced onto the pitch, Coates opened Salin’s mouth and placed his fingers inside, ensuring that there was no blockage and that breathing was possible.
Culled from Mail Sport
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