Oleh Gusev: Ukraine defender's 'life saved' by opponent

Ukraine player's life 'saved' by opponent

A player in the Ukrainian Premier League has been credited with saving the life of an opponent after preventing him from choking during a match on Sunday.

Dynamo Kiev captain Oleh Gusev was knocked unconscious when he collided with the Dnipro goalkeeper.

Play continued but Dnipro midfielder Jaba Kankava rushed to Gusev's aid.

"He saved Oleh's life," said Mykhailo Radutskyi, president of the medical clinic Gusev was taken to.

"He acted like a competent emergency paramedic."

Ukraine international full-back Gusev suffered mild concussion and a fractured jaw and is described as being in a "satisfactory" condition.

Play continued after the incident, which happened in the 22nd minute, and Dnipro won the game 2-0.