Tuesday, May 1st, 2012
One match played out in the Argentina Clausura on Monday night as Tigre picked up a 1-1 draw at Belgrano.
Tigre looked on course for a win which would have taken them above Newell’s Old Boys when Ezequiel Maggiolo put them ahead in the 21st minute, but Guillermo Farre levelled five minutes into the second half to leave the visitors in third.
Tigre’s league position, however, was something of a side issue at the full time whistle, as the visitors’ waited anxiously to find out how defender Lucas Orban was faring in hospital.
In the run-up to the halftime break, Tigre centre-half Orban clashed heads with Belgrano’s Ribair Rodriguez as the pair competed for a high ball. Orban won the header but lost out in the long run as Rodriguez slammed his header on the side of Orban’s temple.
Having been hit in the air by Rodriguez, Orban came crashing to the floor as gravity took over. Moreover, the initial prognosis looked scary as the defender laid motionless on the grass.
Quickly he was stretchered off the field and whisked off in an ambulance but, encouragingly, by the time Orban arrived at hospital he had reportedly regained consciousness.