Pain Scenes in Australia
Player is 13 minutes on the pitch with a broken leg
Nasty incident in the Australian league: A player with a broken leg has to wait for the ambulance on the pitch for 13 minutes. Even his teammates are crying.
Published: 18 minutes ago
A horror injury occurs in Australia.
These pictures are not for the faint of heart!
There was a terrible injury in the Australian A-League at the weekend. Adelaide’s Juande is down on the field after an unfortunate tackle with an – obvious – broken leg, not even the players can see. Nurses immediately rush onto the field and take care of the Spaniard for the time being, but there is no sign of an ambulance.
Teammates cry on the field
The 36-year-old midfielder has to wait 13 minutes (!) on the pitch for the ambulance to find its way onto the field and take care of and shield him. Before that, the spectators and TV cameras could see everything.
After this period of suffering, Juande is taken to the hospital and operated on. The shock is deep, Juande’s teammates even shed tears on the field. Adelaide coach and ex-Premier League player Carl Veart can’t believe it either. “It’s something you don’t want to experience on a football field.” It was hard to witness and had to wait so long. “I’m just devastated for him.”
Emergency physicians instead of ambulances
Since 2018, the Australian state of Victoria has been using emergency doctors instead of ambulances in the stadium, which is why there was no ambulance on site. As the only state in Australia… And as if that wasn’t enough: Adelaide had to continue playing after the horrible injury and conceded the 3:3 equalizer against leader Melbourne in the 92nd minute. All in all a bitter evening.
Could such an incident also happen in Switzerland? As SFL media spokesman Philippe Guggisberg says when asked by Blick, the responsibility lies with the respective blue light organization in the canton. The safety concepts of the Super League clubs specify whether there is an ambulance in the stadium or whether a hospital is close enough in the event of an emergency call.
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