Betis player breaks jaw after violent collision

Real Betis defender Damien Perquis broke his jaw in two places

following a violent collision that left him unconscious in Sunday’s

3-2 loss at Malaga.

Perquis and Malaga striker Fabrice Olinga knocked heads early in

the second half, with Perquis falling motionless to the ground

before being taken by ambulance to a local hospital.

Betis says the Poland center back fractured his jaw in two

places, but that he was conscious on Monday. Perquis was set to be

transferred to a Seville hospital where he would be evaluated by a

specialist.

Betis, which is 18th in the league standings, did not give an

estimate for how long Perquis will be sidelined.