Lokeren's visit to Club Brugge in the Belgian Pro League on Sunday was barely five minutes old when goalkeeper Boubacar Barry dived to save a shot from Colombian striker Carlos Bacca and hit his head on the goalpost. The Ivorian was out cold for a couple of minutes but was stirring when paramedics stretchered him from the field.
According to Belgian news site Knack.be, Barry suffered a concussion but was later discharged from hospital. He was replaced between the sticks by his Serbian understudy Jugoslav Lazic, who was unable to stop Club Brugge emerging as 2-1 victors.
This has been the Dirty Tackle of the Day: a chronicling of unfortunate events.