Arsenal loanee Runar Alex Runarsson made an immediate return from injury to impress in a win over Standard Liege on Sunday.
Just a few days ago, we covered the reports that Runar Alex Runarsson was assessed in hospital following an injury he picked up last week.
The 26-year-old dived in at the feet of Noa Lang, and the forward’s knee collided with Runarsson’s head at full speed.
The Iceland international was treated on the field, but he remained groggy, and he was withdrawn to be taken to hospital.
At the time, it seemed likely the goalkeeper would miss at least a game or two with his head injury. Yet he returned immediately for their next match against Standard Liege, albeit wearing protective headgear.
If there had been any concerns about Runarsson playing on with the injury, they were abated by his excellent performance on the day.
The goalkeeper made six saves, including one or two top stops to keep OH Leuven in the lead. It was a shame he was eventually beaten by a world-class finish in stoppage time, but his efforts were enough to earn his side a 2-1 win.
Sporza named Runarsson as their Man of the Match, even putting him ahead of double goalscorer Mathieu Maertens.
Next up, Leuven face off against Brugge once again, hoping to get revenge for their league defeat in the Belgian Cup quarter-final on Thursday.