How serious is Jasmin Mešanović’s ankle injury? After the intervention of the Ukrainian defendant and upon leaving the pitch, the concern arose that it was a serious complication and that the consequences would be long-lasting. More will be known when the swelling recedes and it is decided whether an examination in the local hospital is needed.
With such interventions, the player would be excluded from official matches. Even though the offence was intentional, the judge did not decide to issue the red card. Meša had to leave the pitch and then felt severe pain through the entire evening. The length of the break will be known after the examination. An encouraging prospect is that it was a blessing in disguise: a sprain and a fracture.