Former Arsenal man, Krystian Bielik, who is on loan with Birmingham City from Derby County, was taken to the hospital for the second time in two matches after being kicked in the face by a Rotherham player during their game on Saturday.
Krystian Bielik ended up in hospital again this weekend after his two front teeth were knocked out, and he was reportedly ‘in a bad state’.
Bielik had been sidelined since February when he was stretchered off during a match against Huddersfield Town, which also required a trip to hospital.
After the game John Eustace told reporters: “Krys two front teeth got kicked out.
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“He’s in a bad old way. He has gone to hospital now. But I think you could see for the first 25 to 30 minutes of the game how vital he is for us in there.
“His performance at the start of the game was top and he has been missing for the last three or four games. Hopefully it’s not too bad an injury and we can get him back for Tuesday.”
Birmingham are at Watford on Tuesday.
Bielik began his youth career in Poland with Lech Poznań before joining Legia Warsaw. He then moved to Arsenal in 2015, where he signed a long-term contract for a reported fee of around £2.4m.
During his time with Arsenal, Bielik was primarily deployed as a central defender, but he could also play as a defensive midfielder. However, he struggled to break into the first team and made only two appearances for the club in the League Cup, totalling just 33 minutes.
In 2017, Bielik was sent on loan to Championship side Birmingham City, where he made 10 appearances in four months. He then moved to Walsall on loan for the remainder of the season, where he impressed with his performances in midfield.
Bielik returned to Arsenal in the summer of 2018 before being sent on loan to Charlton.
In 2019, he was sold to Derby County for a club record fee of €8.2m, where he played as a midfielder and a central defender.
Bielik’s time at Derby County was disrupted by a long-term knee injury that he sustained in January 2021. He was expected to return to action in March 2022 but suffered a setback during his recovery.
Last summer, he joined Birmingham again on loan, where his injury woes have continued.