The injured Hungarian striker Barnabas Varga has facial fractures and will undergo surgery

Hungary striker Barnabas Varga is in a stable condition, according to a statement from the Hungarian Football Federation. The footballer was seriously injured after a collision with Scotland goalkeeper Angus Gunn in a Euro 2024 match. The match was temporarily suspended and Varga was taken out on a stretcher.

The striker of the national team has several facial fractures, as well as a concussion. He will undergo surgery and remain under medical supervision for a certain period of time, the Hungarian side added.

Varga suffered the injury during his team's match against Scotland in the group stage of the European Championship in Germany. The 29-year-old collapsed on the turf in a collision after a cross in the Scotland penalty area. Medics carrying a defibrillator had to enter the field. Varga's teammates stretched blankets to cover the football player. 

He was eventually taken to a nearby hospital in Stuttgart. 

Varga's team-mates were visibly upset, but that didn't stop them scoring in the last minute of 10 minutes of added time against Scotland. Hungary won the match 1-0 with a goal from Kevin Chobot in the last 10 minutes of extra time and will await how the matches in the other groups unfold to find out whether they progress to the last 16. | BGNES