On-loan Paris Saint-German goalkeeper Garissone Innocent collapsed during a match earlier this year and he was rushed to the hospital. At the time, Innocent was playing for Caen and they were taking on Chambly in a Ligue 2 match.
Innocent collapsed in the 86th with nobody near him and the medics rushed onto the pitch to treat the goalkeeper. Innocent was stretchered off the field and taken to the hospital, where he woke up and remained in a stable condition.
Coach Pascal Dupraz said: "He had trouble speaking and breathing. I hope everything's going to be okay. "These are scenes you don't expect to see on the pitch. All my thoughts are with him."
Innocent wasn't the only that needed an intervention
Chambly goalkeeper Xavier Pinoteau was knocked out in the 32nd minute by Nicholas Gioacchini, who received a red card for his tackle.
Chambly wrote on Twitter: "Following his shock to the head during the match against @SMCaen, our goalkeeper Xavier Pinoteau is doing well. "And that is the essential point. He remains in the hospital for a follow-up scan tomorrow or Tuesday.
"We would like to highlight this evening the SAMU 60 [French emergency services] which, with its rapid interventions, has probably avoided the worst. Well done, and THANKS to them." Pinoteau thanked the medics for their quick reaction and everyone who sent him a support.
Pinoteau said: "I thank everyone for the many messages of support and sympathy that I have received since yesterday. "A big thank you to the SAMU, the doc and the rescuers for their efficiency and their kindness!
PS: I haven't said my last word!" Meanwhile, Innocent is now playing for Vannes. PSG -- who loaned Innocent to Vannes -- beat St. Etienne 3-1 on Sunday. Sergio Ramos made his long-awaited debut for PSG. "He's been with the first team squad for two weeks now, he needs games and to adapt to a new league," PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino said on Saturday.
PSG won but the match was marked with a horrible Neymar Jr. injury. “Of course, we are worried," Pochettino said. “But we hope that it is nothing too serious and that he can come back to help the team as soon as possible”.
Neymr vowed to comeback stronger. "Unfortunately, these setbacks are a part of an athlete’s life," Neymar said on Instagram. "Now you have to raise your head and move on. I will come back better and stronger."