Olympique Marseille's Benedetto Wears Swimming Cap For Almost Whole Match After Head Injury

Sunday, 8 March 2020
If you watched Friday's Ligue 1 match between Olympique Marseille and Amiens, you surely have seen the bizarre scenes after Marseille striker Dario Benedetto came off the field with blood pouring.

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Marseille's Benedetto Wears Swimming Cap

Dario Benedetto came off the field with blood pouring from a head wound in the 8th minute of the match after he clashed heads early on with an Amiens defender. After briefly receiving treatment, Benedetto ran back on with a tight-fitting blue cap covering his wounded head, made by Arena, a leading supplier for swimming equipment.

This is a pretty clever but nevertheless quite disgusting solution in order to avoid the player to stay off the field. In the Official Football Rules, it is defined that any player bleeding from a wound must leave the field of play.

Benedetto kept his cap on for the rest of the French league game.

It is not the first toime that a soccer player is wearing a swimming cap to after a head injury. In the 2019 Gold Cup semi-final between Mexico and Haiti, Luis Rodriguez also got a swim cap from the coaching stuff to be back on the field ASAP.

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