AZ Alkmaar took the lead against Dundalk in the second half of their Europa League clash on Thursday night, but the cheers that rang around the stadium soon stopped as the goalscorer lay motionless on the floor.
As the AZ players came over to celebrate, it got very worrying very quickly as they urged the medical staff to run onto the field. Goalscorer Stijn Wuytens lay still for an uncomfortable amount of time before eventually being stretchered off to a standing ovation.
Here is a look at the incident, which is easier to watch knowing that he has since regained consciousness.
Hopelijk komt het goed met Stijn Wuytens! De keeper lijkt tegen de slaap te slaan van de middenvelder. pic.twitter.com/33Pi5JS3Ln
— De Scout (@DeScout16) September 15, 2016
The mood in the stadium lifted once word got through that he was ok, and the club updated those watching at home with a post on twitter.
68. UPDATE: Wuytens is weer bij kennis. #azdun 1-0
— AZ (@AZAlkmaar) September 15, 2016
The AZ striker has regained consciousness in the dressing room.
— Johnny Ward (@Ui_Maine) September 15, 2016
— AD.nl/sportwereld (@ADSportwereld) September 15, 2016
— eir Sport (@eirSport) September 15, 2016
AZ 1-0 Dundalk. Our thoughts are with Stijn Wuytens who was injured with a clash with Gary Rogers in the lead up to the goal.
— Dundalk FC (@DundalkFC) September 15, 2016
It was a scary moment, and some AZ players were in tears at seeing their teammate in such a condition.
Thankfully he is OK, and hopefully he makes a quick recovery.