Schmeichel taken off after sickening blow to head a week before Liverpool clash

Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel appeared to be knocked out cold during Denmark’s Nations League game against Iceland on Sunday night.

The incident happened on the stroke of half-time, when Schmeichel was caught in the head by a trailing knee from Iceland’s Albert Gudmundsson as he knelt down to claim a long pass.

The 34-year-old seemed to be knocked unconscious for a short time, but fortunately after medical supervision he was able to walk off the pitch and was replaced at half-time by Frederik Ronnow.

He did seem in some discomfort as he went down the tunnel, however, and there are concerns he may have injured his neck due to the awkward manner in which his head was knocked backwards

Kasper Schmeichel was caught by a trailing knee

He looked at one point to be knocked out cold

As yet there has not been any further information on Schmeichel’s condition, and it remains to be seen whether he will be fit for Leicester’s game against Liverpool next Sunday.

Denmark ended up winning the game 2-1 thanks to a last-minute Christian Eriksen penalty, and the result means they still have a chance of winning Group E and qualifying for the Nations League finals.

They take on Belgium on Wednesday and are required to win the match in order to leapfrog their opponents to top the group.

Leicester supporters, meanwhile, will be desperately hoping the injury to Schmeichel is not too serious, especially given the magnitude of their game against Liverpool next weekend.

Fortunately he regained consciousness and was able to walk off the pitch

The Foxes are the shock early leaders in the Premier League with eight matches played, and a victory over last season’s champions would be a real statement of intent that they are serious contenders.

Schmeichel has played every minute of Leicester’s league campaign so far, keeping three clean sheets in the process.

If he is not deemed fit to start against the Reds 27-year-old backup goalkeeper Danny Ward looks the most likely man to replace him.

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