Goalkeeper plays on despite bullet in his head

ANDY FYERS
Last updated 12:08 19/06/2013
Skull
CLOSE CALL: Goalkeeper Duško Krtalica played on with a bullet lodged in his skull.

Relevant offers

Football

Portugal beat Poland on penalties to reach Euro 2016 semifinals Vincente Del Bosque quits as Spain coach following Euro 2016 exit Brazilian midfield star Gui Finkler off and running at the Wellington Phoenix Ryan Giggs will reportedly quit Manchester United after 29 years at Old Trafford Wellington Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick taking patient approach to player market Iceland's president Gudni Johannesson will be sitting with the fans Recap: Portugal v Poland - Uefa Euro 2016 quarterfinals Zlatan Ibrahimovic to join Manchester United in Premier League Euro 2016: Iceland want Leicester-type ending to their European run Football commentator Danny Baker lets rip with withering rant after England's loss to Iceland

A goalkeeper in Bosnia has taken shot-stopping to a whole new level by reportedly completing a game with a bullet lodged in his head.

Duško Krtalica, 51, was competing in an amateur game in Sarajevo when he complained of a headache.

Despite this he managed to finish the game but soon began complaining of a stiff arm and was having trouble speaking. 

He was rushed to hospital where doctors discovered a 9mm bullet lodged in his skull. 

Local police believe the bullet was one of several fired in to the air from a nearby wedding.

Quite how it penetrated Krtalica's skull without him noticing is the most astonishing, mysterious and downright lucky part of the story. 

According to Sarajevo newspaper, Dnevni Avaz, a 42-year-old local man has been arrested in connection with the incident. 

As for our brave keeper - he's reportedly in a stable condition after a successful operation to remove the bullet. 

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Comments

Special offers
Opinion poll

Will Burnley retain their EPL status?

Yes, they've found a winning formula

Maybe, but there’s a long way to go

No. They lack quality in certain areas

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content