Brutal footage has emerged of an unsavoury incident which occurred during a CONCACAF Champions League clash between Herediano and Club America.
According to the Daily Mail, Herediano's Cristhiam Lagos was reportedly left needing hospital treatment after a horror tackle and an unintentional ensuing boot to the head by Club America's Michael Arroyo.
The hotly-contested clash ultimately turned into a five-minute long mass brawl after an original leg-breaking tackle on Lagos which was followed by a hefty kick to the head on the floored player.
However, whereas the culprit in the initial tackle, Arroyo, eventually received a straight red card, the man behind the crafty kick to the head remained on the field as it appears the referee did not witness the incident.
According to Costa Rican publication Diez, the injured Herediano player later fainted in the dressing room before being taken to hospital, where he spent the night undergoing tests for brain damage.
The Herediano club doctor Alvaro Mora later confirmed the 30-year-old had suffered only a broken nose and would soon be released from care.
Fortunately he was left more shaken up than injured then...