Farcical moment first-aider pulls hamstring while running onto pitch to stretcher off player.. before HE'S carried off
THIS is the farcical moment a stretcher-bearer pulls his HAMSTRING after rushing onto the pitch to cart away a crocked footballer.
The hapless first aider ended up writhing in agony behind the goal after feeling the muscle pull and limping off to the side of the pitch.
The comedy moment happened during a match in Uruguay.
The two teams, home side Laureles and Universitario de Salto, were taking part in a cup competition in the city of Fray Bentos.
The away team was 1-0 up towards the end of the first-half when the injured footballer went down.
Two first-aiders made their way on to the pitch but one of them pulled up as they approached the stricken player on the turf.
But rather than collapse to the floor, the injured medic hobbled and limped around 30 yards as he made a beeline for the side of the pitch.
The other first-aider was left looking behind him, dragging the stretcher and wondering what happened to his colleague.
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The same stretcher is thought to have been used to cart him away after taking the player off the pitch for treatment.
A match commentator, unable to disguise his amusement at the scene, joked: "The stretcher-bearer has injured himself.
"I tell you, this pitch is a killer."
The injured man was named locally as Cocoita Vasquez.
He is expected to have to sit out the next few home games until he recovers.
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