Explained: What injuries did Hungary's Barnabas Varga sustain after horrific collision with Angus Gunn in Euro 2024 clash vs Scotland?

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Germany v Hungary: Group A - UEFA EURO 2024
Germany v Hungary: Group A - UEFA EURO 2024

Hungary attacker Barnabas Varga suffered fractures in several face bones after a collision with Scotland goalkeeper Angus Gunn in the two teams' Euro 2024 clash in Stuttgart on Sunday, June 23. The striker had to be stretchered off and taken to the hospital after he collapsed on the pitch during the match.

In a statement released after the match, Hungary FA revealed that Varga was taken to the hospital. It read:

"Barnabss Varga's condition is stable! The player of Ferencvaros is currently in one of the hospitals in Stuttgart! We will inform you immediately if there is any news about its status!"

They later revealed that the striker had suffered a concussion along with multiple fractures to his face. They also announced that he would undergo surgery.

"Several bones in Barnabás Varga's face were broken during the collision during the match, and he also suffered a concussion. The Ferencvaros striker is most likely to undergo surgery. He spends the night in the hospital in Stuttgart. The whole team is rooting for him!"

Kevin Csoboth scored in the final minute of injury time to give Hungary a 1-0 win. They are now in a position to qualify for the knockouts (three points) as among the best third-placed teams, while Scotland have been knocked out.

Hungary manager provides update on Barnabas Varga

Hungary manager Marco Rossi also spoke about Barnabas Varga., and hinted that the doctors didn't at first realize the seriousness of the incident. He said in a press conference (via SportBible):

"What I heard from the players is that Barney looked unconscious. Everybody was really worried about his condition and worried that the doctors arrived a bit late. Probably they didn't realise it was a dangerous situation."

He added that the striker was no longer in danger and said:

"We can say now that Barney is not under any kind of risk. Probably, he will be operated on in the coming hours because he suffered a fracture here [points to cheek], but he's healthy. Of course, if we will go through the competition he will not be any more part of the team."

Hungary thanked their fans after the 1-0 win, waving Vargas' jersey to dedicate the victory to him.

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Edited by Sankalp Srivastava
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