A moment of shock in the Bundesliga game between VfL Wolfsburg and Arminia Bielefeld: Guest defender Cedric Brunner fell unhappily on his neck after a header duel with Wolfsburg’s Jonas Wind in the 27th minute and had to be carried off the field five minutes later on a stretcher, fixed with belts.
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Nothing was initially known about the severity of the injury. Wind was able to continue participating in the game after a break in treatment.
There had already been a serious head injury in Bielefeld’s ranks last weekend. Striker Fabian Klos collided heavily with teammate Alessandro Schöpf in the 1-1 draw against VfB Stuttgart.
Subsequent diagnosis revealed that Klos had sustained a fractured skull base. An operation followed on Monday. This “went well,” said Bielefeld’s sporting director Samir Arabi: “Fabi will not have any permanent damage. We will do everything we can to support him in his recovery.”