WATCH: Ukrainian soccer player may have saved opponent's life

By Mike Singer | CBSSports.com

A quick-thinking Ukrainian soccer player may have saved an opponent's life after he was knocked unconscious during a game on Sunday.

Oleh Husyev, of Dynamo Kiev, was knocked unconscious after taking an inadvertent knee to the head from Dnipro goalie Denys Boyko. Husyev apparently swallowed his tongue, which blocked his breathing, according to the Toronto Sun.

Dnipro's Jaba Kankava raced over, immediately opened up the player's mouth and rolled him onto his side to prevent him from suffocating. He appeared to stick his fingers down Husyev's throat in order to remove the blockage. Husyev eventually came to but he was stretchered off the field and taken to a hospital.

Let's save all the athletes-as-heroes talk for situations like this.

(H/T Deadspin)

 
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