Following a dangerous tussle with Gabriel Martinelli, Jan Bednarek was compelled to leave the field with a potential concussion during Southampton's game against Arsenal.
Just before the halftime whistle, the Polish defender was reluctantly forced to exit the pitch following a dreadful tumble caused by a collision with the Arsenal forward, who backed into him.
Upon Bednarek's departure, he was substituted by Duje Caleta-Car, but the former expressed his discontent with the change by disputing the decision with Southampton's medical staff and manager Ruben Selles.
During the commentary, Gary Neville commended the Southampton medical team for preventing Bednarek from returning to the game, acknowledging their decision as a wise move.
After the collision between Bednarek and Martinelli, fans took to social media to express their opinions and criticized the Brazilian player's perilous actions during the game.
One Twitter user wrote: "Hoping Bednarek is okay. Don’t like strikers backing in to jumping defenders like that. Kane has done it for years and it’s nasty. Poor from Martinelli."
A second tweeted: "Leaning into a player in the air should be an automatic red next season, Martinelli absolutely axed Bednarek."
A third added: "Really heavy fall from Bednarek, Martinelli may have undercut him just a bit."
A fourth said: "Always so dangerous when a player falls the way Bednarek did after Martinelli undercut him there. Hope he's alright."
A fifth commented: "Poor, poor challenge from Martinelli. No chance of winning the ball but every chance of causing Bednarek serious injury."