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MLS fan trouble: K.C. keeper injured by bobblehead

  • AP, Thursday, August 18, 2011 4:26 AM

Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen, during an SKC home game on Wednesday, was injured after being struck in the face by part of a bobblehead doll thrown from the stands.

Nielsen spent 4 minutes down on the grass while medical personnel attended to cuts on his face. But he was able to return to action in his team's 3-1 win over Portland.

Thousands of Omar Bravo bobbleheads had been given to the fans.  Nielsen, who was getting a drink beside the goal when he was hit, said he's had objects thrown at him “a million times, but never at home. ... It happens. It’s no big deal."

“Two people from the same group in the third row both allegedly threw the head of bobbleheads, one of which struck Nielsen. Both were apprehended," Sporting KC vice president of communications Rob Thomson told the Kansas City Star.

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