Midfielder Almike Moussa N’Diaye hospitalized in intensive care

The 32nd final of the Coupe de France between Hyères and OM went very badly for Almike Moussa N’Diaye. The National 2 club midfielder, who was injured on Saturday by Marseille’s Eric Bailly, was transported to the “Hospital Nord de Marseille” where he was admitted to the “resuscitation service as a precaution”, Var club president Mourad Boudjellal said.

The player had previously been taken to a hospital in Martigues, where the match was held. “We pray that everything goes well for him. He is a great boy and one of our best elements,” added the former boss of Rugby Club Toulonnais.

In the beginning the staff at the Hyères club had been quite reassuring. “More fear than injury, nothing serious, maybe a concussion,” assistant coach Zaki Noubir said on Maritima radio. “Bailly quickly came to our dressing room to offer his shirt and above all to hear from him,” he added.

N’Diaye’s injury occurred in the 15th minute of the match, which was eventually won 2-0 by OM. On a counter-attack from Hyères, he was hit in the chest and at full speed by the foot of Eric Bailly, who arrived late. The attacking midfielder from Var was evacuated from the pitch on a stretcher and taken to an ambulance parked at the edge of the pitch.

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