Umpire Hit On Face By Ball From Drag Flick In Hockey World Cup Match | Hockey Information


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In a weird incident, German umpire Ben Goentgen was hit on the face off a penalty nook strike within the FIH Males’s World Cup quarterfinal match between Netherlands and South Korea in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday. Goentgen was instantly taken off the sector for medical consideration. The incident occurred within the twenty eighth minute when South Korean Jang Jonghyun’s stinging drag flick obtained deflected from a Netherlands participant’s stick and struck the face of Goentgen, who was standing just a few meters away from the purpose publish.

Goentgen fell down in ache whereas his co-umpire Gareth Greenfield of New Zealand and medical employees of the event organisers rushed to assist him.

The injured umpire held his face with one hand and rushed out of the sector together with the medical employees.

He was later changed by the reserve umpire of the match, Raghu Prasad of India.

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