Hugo Lloris suffered a horrific head injury against Everton after a collision with Romelu Lukaku - but continued playing.
Tottenham Hotspur took on Everton yesterday in what should be recognised as a European battle match-up, and it really was a game of two-halves and two penalty appeals.
And of course a massive head collision that left Hugo Lloris sparko on the Goodison Park turf.
It was a sickening collision with Romelu Lukaku, knee first into the side of the head that left the French international number one goalkeeper unconscious in the area.
What happened next was certainly one of the more bizarre incidents you will see in the Premier League this season. Lloris, looking like a rocking boxer, stumbled around the pitch insisting he was OK as Michael Dawson tried in vain to convince him otherwise - meanwhile, Brad Friedel got ready to come on.
But the veterans quick change was futile, as Lloris decided he was OK and stayed on the pitch - although Lukaku came off injured, bizarrely.
Whether you agree or not with the decision of the medical staff at Spurs to allow Lloris to remain on the pitch is irrelevant - as Lloris deserves credit for his bravery and/or stupidity.
Lloris’ game revolves around that aspect of his personality - flying off his line to close down opponents in his madcap and energetic style, it has truly endeared him to the Tottenham, and in fact Premier League fans.
And even in his semi-conscious state he demonstrated his ability. Gerard Deulofeu wriggled his way through the Tottenham defence and found himself in on goal but Lloris was straight out, as fearless as ever, and in fact got the ball right in his poorly mush.
He didn’t seem to show any ill-feeling after shaking off the problem - even if the collective national whince could probably be heard from space when Sky ran the replay.
Brave, stupid call it whatever you want - but Lloris deserves credit for even managing to get up after the chunk of muscle that is Romelu Lukaku piled into his face at full tilt.
Here is some of the reaction from Twitter ...
Hugo Lloris for man of the match. That Deulofeu effort had goal written all over it if it wasn't for Lloris' save.— Total Tottenham (@TotalTottenham) November 3, 2013
Our MOTM. Hugo Lloris. He was phenomenal throughout and showed true bravery and passion to come back on. #COYS— Talking THFC™ (@TalkingTHFC) November 3, 2013
You can bet that whoever handles Spurs risk management will be going ballistic if AVB did overrule medical staff on Lloris— Bobby McMahon (@BobbySoccerRep) November 4, 2013
Hugo Lloris is probably the hardest man alive, Lukaku like !!— Mark Kelly (@Markkelly91) November 4, 2013
Lukaku's knee smashed Lloris in the side of the head yet Lloris come round and played another 15 mins and lukaku went off hahaha #whosatank?— Liam Lord (@Barry__Chuckle) November 4, 2013
Lloris was brave after that collision— Liam roeleveld (@liam_roeleveld) November 4, 2013
Saw Lloris-Lukaku collision on MOTD2 earlier. Given Lloris didn't remember incident, don't think he was placed to make decision to stay on.— Joe Ashdown (@Joeash78) November 4, 2013
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