Bordeaux winger Alberth Elis ‘placed in an induced coma’ after sickening head clash in the first minute of French second division match

Bordeaux winger Alberth Elis has been placed in an induced coma, according to reports in France, following a clash of heads in a Ligue 2 clash. 

The Honduras international was playing for Bordeaux in the league clash when the sickening collision occurred, just 34 seconds into the game against Guingamp. 

Elis collided with Guingamp defender Donatien Gomis, with a number of players from both sides flocking to the scene in evident distress. 

A pause of some eight minutes ensued as the player received treatment on the field before being rushed to hospital. 

Bordeaux released a statement after the incident saying: ‘Alberth Elis went to the hospital to undergo medical examinations. We wish him a speedy recovery.’ 

Honduras international Alberth Elis has been put into an induced coma according to reports

A French outlet then reported that he had been placed in an induced coma in hospital, after suffering ‘severe head trauma’ following head examinations. 

Reports claim that the player’s family are on hand with him in the hospital following the latest development. 

‘I spoke with the doctor, we can’t say anything about this yet,’ Bordeaux manager Alberto Riera said after the game.

‘He is currently in the hospital. The victory is for Alberth Elis. The victory is well deserved.’

Team-mate Gaetan Weissbeck added: ‘We dedicate this victory to him, obviously. This is where we realise that things can go very quickly in life

‘We will give him very, very great support. We’re really going to be with him wholeheartedly, checking in on him. 

‘We’ve already heard from him, and now we hope that he will get better, and that he will recover as quickly as possible.’