Soccer can be a contact sport. 19-year-old Celtic midfielder Dylan McGeouch took a nasty, inadvertent shot to the head from Real Madrid’s Nuri Sahin. He was knocked out cold and suffered a broken jaw. Fortunately, he suffered no head or neck injuries. He is expected back in four to six weeks.
Incidentally, Sahin, Bundesliga player of the year in 2011 but largely frozen out after joining Real Madrid, may be off to Arsenal in the near future.