Goalkeeper plays on despite bullet in his head

07:19, Jun 19 2013
Skull
CLOSE CALL: Goalkeeper Duško Krtalica played on with a bullet lodged in his skull.

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. 

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