Choppered to Hospital
After Major Injury During Match
6/10/2019 3:49 PM PDT
The player is Federico Rooney — who was playing for team Marcos Juarez in the famous Flag Open on Sunday when disaster struck.
Both Rooney and his horse crashed to the ground — and Rooney didn’t get up.
Medical personnel raced onto the field to treat Rooney — and ultimately loaded him onto a helicopter to be transported to a nearby hospital.
Local reports say Rooney suffered a skull fracture and blood clots — and he was placed into a medically induced coma.
Despite the horrible injuries, he’s reportedly stable and expected to recover.
Still, the injury left a black cloud over the tournament — and the remaining teams decided to call the rest of the event off in light of Rooney’s injuries.
We know what you’re thinking … we’ve been trying to find out if the horse is okay too — but so far, it’s unclear.
Attempts to reach event organizers have been unsuccessful so far.