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Robert Lewandowski sustains head injury, taken to hospital

Robert Lewandowski was taken to the hospital amid head injury concerns.

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In the same game in which Arjen Robben left early due to a calf injury (right after he had worked his way back from an abdominal injury), Robert Lewandowski had to leave the semi final match against Borussia Dortmund with an apparent head injury just before the completion of extra time.

On a contested ball in the air, Lewandowski was hit in the back of the head by Dortmund goalkeeper Mitchell Langerak. Dazed for a minute or two, he re-entered the game only to be taken off by the medical staff minutes later. The cameras showed that he was clearly out of it and needed to be removed for his own protection.

Concussions are a hot button issue in sports these days, and even though he wasn't immediately taken off, it is refreshing to see the medical staff putting Lewandowski's health first and foremost. The newest news from the club is not good for the Polish international:

Hopefully this is merely a precautionary measure, and with the Bundesliga title wrapped up, it would come as no surprise to see Lewandowski on the bench for this Saturday's match against Bayer Leverkusen, giving him a little over a week before the first leg against FC Barcelona in Camp Nou. Until the doctors at the hospital determine the severity of the head injury, there is no reason to panic just yet.

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