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Congolese player in intensive care after head injury

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Congolese striker Rudy Guelord Bhebey Ndey is in intensive care after falling on his head during a match. The 25-year-old AC Leopards captain was hurt in the 17th minute of his side's Confederation Cup Group B match against Egypt's Zamalek on Saturday. He was taken to the Air Force Specialized Hospital in Cairo and arrived "in a very bad condition". On Tuesday, Dr Salah Abdelkhaleq said the player was doing better but it was too early to say if he will play again. "He had serious damage to his spinal column between the fifth and sixth vertebrae, a blow to the spinal cord, breathing difficulties and brain bleeding, but the surgery was successful, An official from Zamalek, who won the group-stage match 2-0 in Cairo, said his club would pay the medical expenses. And in a show of support Zamalek captain Hazem Emam led his colleagues to visit Ndey at the hospital.