Soccer Player Saves Life Of Opposing Team Player Who Had Swallowed His Tongue

Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk midfielder Jaba Kankava's quick thinking is why Dynamo Kyiv captain Oleh Husyev is still alive.

Sunday's Ukrainian Premier League soccer game between Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk and Dynamo Kyiv could have resulted in a great tragedy when the latter team's captain Oleh Husyev came off worse in an accidental clash and swallowed his tongue.

With his airway blocked by his tongue, he lay motionless on the field for a few seconds before the opposing team's player, Jaba Kankava, came to his rescue.

Almost instantly after the impact, the Dnipro midfielder figured out what had gone wrong, and he quickly proceeded to move Husyev's tongue that was stopping him from breathing.

His quick thinking saved Husyev's life and made him a hero for the entire football world.

Fair play to you, lad!

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