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Horrific moment Sivasspor keeper Mamadou Samassa collapses on side of pitch following clash with Besiktas ace Tyler Boyd

THIS was the terrifying moment a goalkeeper in Turkey collapsed on the side of the pitch following a brutal collision with an opponent.

Sivasspor stopper Mamadou Samassa rushed off his line to challenge for the ball with Besiktas forward Tyler Boyd on Saturday.

With both players having eyes only for the ball, Boyd's outstretched leg clattered into Samassa.

It left the keeper flat on his back as medics ran onto the field of play to give him treatment.

Samassa, 29, was clearly in pain and struggling as he made his way to the side of the field to undergo further assessment.

But as he spoke to a worried fellow team-mate, he suddenly collapsed and laid out on the grass face down.

The medic was quick to turn over his body to ensure he hadn't swallowed his tongue as those around him looked on worried.

Samassa was then stretchered off and taken to the nearby hospital where he was pictured smiling in his goalkeeper kit.

A statement released on the club website said: "As a result of the examination and evaluation of our player, it was not identified as a situation that will create a life-threatening situation. The player's general condition is fine."

Samassa, who was making his debut, would have enjoyed the result after his side ran out impressive 3-0 winners.

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